Patrice Reid is a full-time lecturer in the Child and Adolescent Development (ChAD) Division within the College of Health Sciences (COHS) at the University of Technology, Jamaica. She teaches child development and psychology-based modules within and outside the ChAD Division and has been a Programme Leader, Programme Director, and Ethics Sub-Committee Chair within COHS. Patrice holds a B.Sc. in Psychology (major) and Anthropology (minor), an M.Sc. in Clinical Psychology, a Post-Graduate Diploma in Education (Tertiary Track), and a post-master’s specialization in research on the drug phenomenon in Latin America and the Caribbean. Patrice is a Commonwealth Scholar pursuing her Ph.D. in Psychological Medicine. Her Ph.D. programme of research is focused on the development and field testing of a culturally grounded digital intervention to address alcohol and marijuana abuse in young Jamaicans. Patrice’s research interests include substance misuse, child and youth issues, aging, caregiver support and training, behaviour and classroom management, and the development and evaluation of culturally sensitive psychosocial and psychoeducational interventions. Patrice is a member of the Jamaican Psychological Society (JamPsych), the Institute for Educational Administration & Leadership-Jamaica (IEAL-J), and is an International Affiliate Member of the American Psychological Association (APA).