Dr. Qiana L. Brown is an assistant professor at the Rutgers University School of Social Work, where she directs the Substance Use Research, Evaluation, and Maternal and Child Health (SURE MatCH) Group at the Center for Prevention Science. Dr. Brown is an epidemiologist, translational scientist and advanced generalist licensed certified social worker. From a health equity lens, her research focuses on system-level change to improve maternal and child health, centering on preventing prenatal substance use and examining the role of the built and social environments and health and social policy in shaping substance use and other health outcomes among women, youth and families. Before joining Rutgers, Dr. Brown founded and directed a non-profit, community-based substance use disorder treatment center, Jane’s House of Inspiration.