Dr. Kazemi, PhD, MSN, RN is a faculty member in the School of Nursing at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. Her program of research has focused on applied and clinical research on addictive behaviors among populations at high risk such as young adults, college students, military personnel, and underserved ethnic minority populations. Specializing in the assessment, treatment and prevention of alcohol induced disorders among vulnerable populations. She has authored a number of studies on the use of multiple strategies to prevent alcohol and other drug (AOD) misuse. Her program of research promotes an multifaceted integrated approach that addresses the individual, community, and society to impact high risk addictive behaviors. Dr. Kazemi is the principal investigator on grants totaling over 1.2M dollars. She has also served on numerous local, regional and national organizations, including the American Public Health Association Public Health Education and Health Promotion (PHEHP), American College Health Association, Southern Nurses Research Society, Alcohol Tobacco and other Drug (ATOD) Coalition, American Association of Community Nurse Educators, Wellness Matrix Team, Substance Use Advisory Committee, and the University Responsible Action Protocol Exploratory Committee.