Barbara J. Tinsley is a professor in the Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences and holds affiliate appointments in ASU’s Graduate College, Department of Psychology, and the School of Social and Family Dynamics. She received her Ph.D. in psychology at the University of Illinois in 1984. She joined the faculty at ASU’s West campus in 2005 after 15 years at the University of California-Riverside, where she was a professor of psychology and chair of the university’s Program of Human Development. Dr. Tinsley’s research interests are focused on child health socialization in the context of culture, family-child interaction, adolescent risk behavior; child obesity in Latinos, HIV/AIDS risk behavior in adolescence, and pediatrician-parent communication. For the past five years, she has been engaged in research on how parents define supervision of their preschool children in Mexican American and non-Latino white families, including ethnographic research in community parks where parents bring their children to play. In her laboratory at the West campus, Dr. Tinsley brings together families with children ages 9-11 to observe parents in conversation with their children about how to assess risk and stay safe. During the past two years, she and her research team have done field work during the evacuations of families for wildfires in San Diego (CA), and the recovery of families immediately after severe tornados in Tennessee. Dr. Tinsley is widely published and is the author of “How Children Learn to be Healthy” (Cambridge University Press, 2003).