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Susie Bruce, M.Ed., is director of the University of Virginia's Gordie Center, which works to end hazing and substance misuse at UVA and among college and high school students nationwide through evidence-informed, student-tested resources. She has served in this role since 2000. Susie's areas of expertise focus on health promotion with emerging adults, particularly through peer education, curriculum infusion, bystander intervention, and the social norms approach. She directs the NCAA-funded APPLE Training Institutes: the leading national strategic training program for substance misuse prevention and health promotion for student-athletes and athletics departments, and is a Faculty Affiliate of Youth-Nex: The University of Virginia's Center to Promote Effective Youth Development. She serves on the national Step UP! Bystander Intervention Program’s Executive Board, the Institute to Promote Athlete Health & Wellness Advisory Board, and Favor & Company Fraternity Health and Safety Initiative Advisory Panel. She earned her Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the University of Virginia.