Dr. Maslowsky is a developmental psychologist and population health scientist studying adolescent health risk behavior. She is currently Assistant Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education at the University of Texas at Austin. Her work combines theory and methods of Developmental Psychology and Population Health to identify the origins and consequences of adolescent health risk behavior and develop prevention and intervention programs to reduce its negative consequences. Specific areas of focus include substance use and abuse, teen pregnancy prevention, and sleep. Additional research, conducted in collaboration with the Ministry of Health of Ecuador, has focused on developing health promotion programs and increasing health research capacity to mitigate health disparities in the Ecuadorian public health system.