Robert J. Reid, PhD, is presently a Professor in the Department of Family and Child Studies, College of Education and Human Services, at Montclair State University. His research focuses on the development, coordination, and testing of community-wide prevention initiatives to reduce risk and to promote protective factors associated with various health behaviors, such as adolescent substance abuse, sexual risk, and youth violence. Additionally, he has continually examined the factors that may either enhance or constrain the quality of life for children, families, and communities. Through this decade-long initiative, Dr. Reid has developed and coordinated comprehensive substance abuse and HIV/AIDS prevention services targeting under-served racial and ethnic minority youth in the city of Paterson, New Jersey.