Dr. Susan Bissett is the president of the newly formed West Virginia Drug Intervention Institute, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization located in Charleston, West Virginia. Bissett is a higher education professional with roots in academic and student affairs who is fiercely committed to public health and health education. Her professional experiences have included: teaching communication, pharmacy, and social science courses; developing curriculum for pharmacy and scholarship programs as well as first year programs; assisting with the development of learning outcomes and rubrics for pharmacy, communication, and writing courses; implementation of a digital portfolio for pharmacy education and assessment; and implementation and design of living learning communities. She has also implemented and developed opioid prescription and medication safety programs aimed to educate young people and the public about the dangers of prescription and illicit drug use/misuse. Dr. Bissett has written over 100 articles to date with her most recent publications focusing on metrics for pharmacy student success, harm reduction programming, medication safety, and increasing the pipeline of health care professionals in Appalachia.