Dr. Brooks-Russell is an associate professor at the Colorado School of Public Health and is the director of the Injury & Violence Prevention Center. Her PhD is from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, after which she completed a postdoc at NIH. Her interests include adolescent health with a focus on preventing injury outcomes such as violence and suicide prevention. Dr. Brooks-Russell currently directs Healthy Kids Colorado Survey (HKCS) and Smart Source Survey. Her current research investigates cannabis impaired driving.