Deborah Schooler is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Gallaudet University. She received her PhD in developmental psychology from the University of Michigan. After completing her doctorate, she took postdoctoral fellowships at San Francisco State and Brown Universities, focusing on gender and sexual health. Her research examines adolescent development in social and cultural contexts, focusing specifically on health behaviors related to body image and sexual health. She recently completed work on an NIH funded longitudinal study examining the links between body image and sexual health among White and Latina adolescents. Dr. Schooler is especially interested in the intersection of gender and culture, and how adolescents learn about health from their families, their friends, and the mass media.