Since graduating from CSSW in 2000 with her MS and in 2009 with her PhD, Traci Schwinn has been developing and testing technology-based interventions to prevent substance abuse and other risky behaviors among adolescents. In particular, she has developed tailored interventions for girls and urban youth. Though her past work has focused on New York City area youth, she now uses web-based interventions to reach national samples of youth. Currently, she is conducting a study
for youth ages 15 & 16 years who identify as LGBQ. Traci also serves on the Institutional Review Board for the Morningside campus and as an adjunct professor at CSSW.