Meelee Kim is a Research Associate at the Institute for Behavior Health at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management. She has extensive experience conducting research and evaluation of community based substance abuse and other behavioral health interventions. She is currently working on a project exploring ways in which PDMPs may be used to evaluate initiatives intended to facilitate safer prescribing of controlled substances. She is also a Ph.D. Candidate whose research is focused on studying the effects of community level characteristics on alcohol and prescription drug abuse. She serves as the newsletter editor for the American Public Health Association’s Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs Section.