Yasmine Allen joined NASADAD on January 5, 2021, as an AOD Research Associate. Yasmine currently supports various technical assistance and research projects related to state programs in prevention, treatment, and recovery. Before joining NASADAD, Yasmine was a NOAA Cooperative Science Center for Atmospheric Sciences & Meteorology (NCAS-M) research fellow, where she conducted research projects on disaster response and recovery impacting ethnic minorities in the US and Taiwan. Yasmine also pursued global research projects in sexual and reproductive health and gender-based violence in South Africa, Tanzania, and Ghana. Additionally, Yasmine has research experience on racial and gender inequalities and their overlap with global and public health issues. Yasmine is a recent graduate of Howard University with a B.A. in Sociology.