Dr. Bravo has a PhD in Applied Experimental Psychology from Old Dominion University. His research interests focus on identifying who is most susceptible to the development of substance use and mental health disorders, under what conditions individuals engage in health risk behaviors that lead to poor mental health outcomes and problematic substance use, and what factors may decouple (specifically mindfulness) the relation between health risk factors and health outcomes across distinct populations (i.e., college students, clinical populations, and military personnel). He is the Founder and Principal Investigator of the Cross-Cultural Addiction Study Team (CAST), a collective of international scientists (15 investigators across 8 countries) in the behavioral sciences with a shared vision of answering meaningful research questions regarding addictive behaviors (predominately substance use) that have important global policy, prevention, and/or treatment implications. He has over 120 peer-reviewed publications in academic journals, serves as an Associate Editor on 2 peer-reviewed academic journals (Mindfulness and Cannabis), and has several funded grants from the National Institute of Health. Further, he serves as the Vice-President of the Research Society on Marijuana (which he co-founded in 2016). He teaches several courses including Health Psychology, Research Personality, and Introduction to Psychology as a Social Science.