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Kimberly Henry is a Professor at Colorado State University. She holds a joint appointment in Psychology and the Colorado School of Public Health. As a behavioral scientist oriented toward prevention, her work focuses on the psychological and social factors that produce or mitigate the health risking behaviors of adolescents and young adults. Her goals are to develop and test theoretical models in order to understand the complex interactions of risk, promotive, and protective factors that influence these risk behaviors and, ultimately, to create and test methods for prevention. Dr. Henry leads one of the research teams collaborating with OSLC on the Intergenerational Research Consortium. The consortium research teams will use similar data across three studies to investigate the intergenerational transmission of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use, including marijuana use, across three generations, and effects of state recreational marijuana legalization on adolescents’ use.