On Monday, March 23, 2015, Dr. Grace Kong, Associate Research Scientist in Psychiatry at Yale Medical School, will speak with Psyc 230 students about tobacco use in rural communities. Dr. Kong obtained her Ph.D. in clinical psychology with specialization in child and adolescent psychology from St. John’s University and completed a National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)-funded post-doctoral fellowship at Yale University School of Medicine to conduct research to develop substance use interventions for adolescents. Her current research interest is to develop culturally sensitive tobacco interventions in underserved communities. She is also interested in understanding perceptions and use of novel tobacco products among youth to inform tobacco regulatory science. Dr. Kong also has interest in teaching and has taught various undergraduate courses in the topics of abnormal psychology, research methods, psychological measurement, statistics and special topics seminars such as Pseudoscience and Science in Psychology.