Karen Farchaus Stein PhD, RN, is the Brody Endowed Professor and professor at the University of Rochester School of Nursing. Stein’s clinical specialty background is in psychiatric and mental health nursing. Her research addresses health risk behaviors in adolescent and young adult females and focuses on individual differences in identity development as a determinant of these behaviors. In addition, she is working on development of mobile intervention to measure dietary intake and promote healthy eating in Mexican farmworkers with low levels of literacy living in rural Western New York. She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing.