Susie Bruce, M.Ed.

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Susie Bruce, M.Ed., is director of the University of Virginia's Gordie Center, which works to end hazing and substance misuse among college and high school students nationwide through evidence-informed, student-tested resources.  Ms. Bruce's areas of expertise focus on health promotion with emerging adults, particularly through peer education, curriculum infusion, bystander intervention and the social norms approach.  She directs the NCAA-funded APPLE Training Institutes:  the leading national strategic training program for substance misuse prevention and health promotion for student-athletes and athletics departments and is a Faculty Affiliate of Youth-Nex: The University of Virginia's Center to Promote Effective Youth Development. She serves on the national Step UP! Bystander Intervention Program’s Executive Board, the Institute to Promote Athlete Health & Wellness' Advisory Board, and the James R. Favor and Company's Fraternity Health and Safety Initiative Advisory Panel.  She earned her Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the University of Virginia.