Diana Tyson received her Ph.D. in Psychology from Duke University in 2008 and is currently a Social Science Research Analyst in the Division of Children and Youth Policy, within the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). She joined HHS in 2008 as a Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) Policy Fellow. Her current activities include policy analysis and research on evidence-based programs for youth populations. Specifically, she is a project officer on the youth risk prevention portfolio, examining programs and policies that aim to reduce the risk for teen pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections, and risky sexual behavior. Prior to joining the federal government, Diana completed her graduate studies focusing on the transition into adolescence and middle school with an emphasis on topics such as the role of parent involvement, motivation for academic success, emotion regulation in test-taking environments, and components of effective after-school programs. She holds a B.A. in Psychology from Columbia University, and a Certificate in Education Policy from Duke.