Kate Flint has more than 20 years of public health experience, focused primarily on conducting school- and community-based, health-related surveys for Federal, State, and local governments, non-profits, and private foundations. She has managed many contracts for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to support some of the foremost surveillance/monitoring studies related to child and adolescent health. A significant part of Ms. Flint’s portfolio includes working closely with CDC in creating, enhancing, and maintaining the methodologies for the national Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) and the National Youth Tobacco Surveys (NYTS) since their respective inceptions in 1989 and 1999. She also serves in this role for state and local YRBS and YTS surveys in 11 different states and large cities including New York City. Ms. Flint is well known for her expertise in developing and implementing “best practices” for conducting successful school-based survey research.