Henry H. Brownstein is a Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology in the Eberly College at West Virginia University. He was formerly the Associate Dean for Research in the Wilder School at VCU (2014-17); a Senior VP and Senior Fellow at NORC at the University of Chicago (2005-2014); Center Director at Abt Associates (2004-05); Division Director at the NIJ (2000-2004); Professor and Graduate Program Director at the University of Baltimore (1995-2000); Principal Researcher and the Statistical Analysis Center Director for the NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services (1982-95); and Assistant Professor at Russell Sage College (1977-82). And he has conducted research and policy studies for other organizations. He has been awarded $10 million in grants and has published seven books, more than 60 journal articles plus numerous book chapters, government reports, and essays. He was awarded his PhD in sociology from Temple University in 1977. He is the recipient of the Senior Scholar Award for 2017 from the ASA Section on Alcohol, Drugs, and Tobacco.