Blythe Rhodes Fortino, PhD, is a Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of Population Health Sciences. She completed her undergraduate education, Masters of Science in Public Health, and PhD in Health Behavior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. For her dissertation research, she conducted a mixed methods study exploring the implementation of syringe services programs in the central Appalachian region, as well as their county-level health impact. Her other recent research has focused on issues related to the opioid epidemic, including improving the provision of healthcare services (particularly harm reduction services) for people who use drugs and understanding the experiences of individuals accessing services. She will be working with the QualCore team and further developing her skills as a qualitative and mixed methodologist.