Dr. Yzette Lanier (BS Psychology, PhD Developmental, Howard) is a developmental psychologist and Assistant Professor at New York University's (NYU) Rory Meyers College of Nursing. Prior to her appointment at NYU, she completed postdoctoral fellowships in the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention at CDC and the Center for Health Equity Research at the University of Pennsylvania. Broadly, her research seeks to improve the health and well-being of adolescents and young adults. For the past 10 years, her work has focused on reducing HIV/STIs among Black and Latino youth. She currently serves as PI of a $1.2 million CDC-funded study which examines relationship dynamics and use of HIV prevention methods among young Black and Latino heterosexual couples. This work will inform the development of a couple-based intervention to enhance uptake of combination HIV prevention methods.