Dr. Gladys Ibañez is an assistant professor in the Department of Epidemiology. She obtained her doctorate in 2002 and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). She has over 10 years of experience conducting public health research primarily focused on HIV and substance abuse. In 2012, she was awarded a grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) to develop a DVD-based HIV and Hepatitis C intervention for Latino Criminal Justice Clients. She has published in peer-reviewed journals such as AIDS, AIDS and Behavior, and Drug and Alcohol Dependence.