Allison Barlow, Ph.D., M.P.H., is the director of the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health. Her research focuses on child, adolescent, and family health and youth development for reservation-based American Indian communities. She has worked on projects on teen parenting outreach and early child development; suicide, depression, and substance abuse prevention; diabetes and obesity prevention; and youth entrepreneurship and life skills training. She also cofounded the NativeVision program in 1997 with the NFL Players Association to promote Native American youth development. Dr. Barlow has a Ph.D. from University of Amsterdam, an M.P.H. from Johns Hopkins University, and an M.A. from the University of Melbourne.