Associate Dean of Research and Administration, College Of Education and Human Ecology
Natasha Slesnick is professor of Human Development and Family Science in the Department of Human Sciences at The Ohio State University and Associate Dean for Research and Administration in the College of Education and Human Ecology. She is a licensed clinical psychologist and her research focuses on intervention development and evaluation with substance using homeless youth and families. She has consulted with multiple organizations and policy groups on the best strategies for intervening in youth homelessness. She has been continuously funded by the NIH since 1998 and has written over 100 peer reviewed publications and book chapters. In her lifetime, she has founded two drop-in centers for homeless youth – one in Albuquerque, New Mexico and one in Columbus, Ohio, USA.