My scholarship is focused on building the capacity and empowerment of community-based organizations to mobilize, intervene, create systemic change, and, consequently, overcome social problems through effective prevention approaches. My work is grounded in empowerment theory, team science, and models that help enhance the prevention workforce in their efforts to create community change that supports individuals to live healthy lives. My work includes the research to practice focus to connect the prevention workforce to effective strategies that can help strengthen the conditions in their communities aimed at decreasing consequences of substance misuse and increasing behavioral health equity.