As Community Liaison for the UCLA/RAND Center for Adolescent Health Promotion, Ms. Hawes-Dawson (BA, Goucher College) helps the Center to understand the needs and assets of the communities we work with and the challenges of conducting effective CBPR. She visits our Community Advisory Board members at their work sites, attends community meetings, ensures that community members know about our activities, assesses community research needs, and facilitates community partnerships. She oversees the activities of the School & Youth Liaisons. She also serves as the Project Director for the Healthy Passages study and manages all of the field operations for this longitudinal study of child health.Ms. Dawson is a Senior Survey Analyst in RAND's Survey Research Group with over 25 years experience in designing, planning, and directing large-scale community-based participatory survey projects.