Amy Traylor, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Alabama. Her research interests include issues related to adolescent and young adult substance abuse and mental health, as well as the use of emerging technologies in social work research, practice, and education. Dr. Traylor has collaborated on developing virtual reality environments for use as a component of intervention for girls residing in juvenile detention facilities in Alabama. In 2014, she was awarded $275,000 by the National Institutes of Health to develop and test virtual environments aimed at providing a novel intervention component for adolescents receiving treatment for marijuana use. Her virtual reality laboratory is one of three dedicated virtual reality labs housed in a school of social work in the country.