Dr. Elizabeth J. Letourneau is Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina. She earned a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Northern Illinois University in 1995. For 20 years, Dr. Letourneau has studied sex offending, its treatment and effects. Most recently, her research has centered on examining interventions for youth who engage in risky behaviors (e.g., juveniles who have sexually offended, youth with HIV who engage in unprotected sex, youth with sexual behavior problems) and the effects of sex offender legislation. Currently, Dr. Letourneau is Principal Investigator on two federally funded grants examining examining the efficacy of novel interventions that target youth HIV risk behaviors. Dr. Letourneau is an active member of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers.