Independent Consultant Dr. Linda Langford specializes in campus-based prevention, strategic planning, health communications and program evaluation, with special interests in violence prevention, environmental approaches to prevention, practitioner-researcher collaboration and translating research into practice. From 1998-2012, she served as an Associate Director of the U.S. Department of Education’s Higher Education Center for Alcohol, Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention. During her time at the Center, Linda developed a framework for violence prevention in higher education based on a public health approach that promotes campus and community collaboration and systematic data-driven planning based on the best available prevention science. She authored a widely used working paper on campus hazing prevention and has consulted on the Institute curriculum, the Zeta Tau Alpha Grant criteria, and the National Agenda for Hazing Prevention. She currently works part time as an evaluation scientist at the SAMHSA-funded Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC), based at Educational Development Center, Inc. In addition to running her own consulting practice, Langford & Associates, Linda holds a doctorate in behavioral sciences from the Harvard School of Public Health and from 1998-2006, taught a core course in the health communications program at Tufts University School of Medicine.