"Dr. Friend is a Senior Scientist, Associate Center Director, and Board Member at PIRE and an Adjunct Professor at Brown Medical School. She is also a Certified Prevention Supervisor Specialist (CPSS). She earned her BA in psychology from Yale University and PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Maryland. More recently, she was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship in addictions research from Brown's Center for Alcohol and Addictions Studies. She has been with PIRE since 1998, first in Maryland and now in Rhode Island.