Sarah L. Desmaraisis an assistant professor in the Department of Mental Health Law and Policy and the Department of Community and Family Health at the University of South Florida. Dr. Desmarais received her BA (Hons) in psychology from the University of Guelph, followed by an MA and PhD in forensic psychology from Simon Fraser University. She then completed a post-doctoral research fellowship in the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia, funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, and the Canadian Institutes for Health Research. She trained concurrently as a post-doctoral teaching fellow in the Department of Psychology. In 2008, Dr. Desmarais received both the Alice Wilson Award from the Royal Society of Canada and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada’s post-doctoral prize for her research examining the effectiveness of partner violence interventions in improving health outcomes among pregnant women.