Dr. Maxwell is a national expert on substance abuse trends in Texas and the United States. She is one of 21 epidemiologists in the country who report substance abuse trends for a work group established by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Before joining the School of Social Work, she was chief of research at the Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse. She recently was recipient of a Fulbright Senior Scholar award to provide consultation on the development of a study of methamphetamine use by long-distance truck drivers in Australia. Read more about her work with substance abuse trends in the feature story "Generation Rx?".
Ph.D. , University of Texas at Austin
M.A. , University of South Carolina
Substance abuse trends and patterns, U.S./Mexico border; use and abuse of methamphetamine, party drugs, methadone and other opiate drugs; impaired driving programs; and abuse of prescription drugs.