Josephine Korchmaros is director and research professor at the University of Arizona’s Southwest Institute for Research on Women. Since earning her doctoral degree in Social Psychology, with a focus on quantitative research methods in 2003, She has developed, put in place, evaluated and provided training and technical assistance for multiple grant-funded research projects to underserved populations, including racial/sexual minorities such as women and girls and Native American populations. Her research has focused on treatment models, reduction of risk behaviors, addressing group-based health disparities and system and policy improvement in such areas as sexual health, substance use and justice-involvement.