Chasity Ratliff, Ph.D., is an applied social psychologist with specialized training in the use of quantitative and qualitative research methodology. She earned a B.S. degree in psychology from Southeast Missouri State University in 2008, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in applied psychology from Southern Illinois University in 2018 and 2020. Dr. Ratliff is currently a faculty member in the Department of Psychology and Counseling at Southeast Missouri State University, where she teaches courses in developmental and social psychology. As EPIC’s Lead Epidemiologist, Dr. Ratliff will examine ways to increase the impact of EPIC programs on individual, familial, behavioral, developmental, and socio-cultural/environmental risk and protective factors related to substance abuse.