Dr. Callie Burt is an Associate Professor of Criminology at Georgia State University. She has a B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Georgia. Prof. Burt’s research focuses on understanding the mechanisms linking social inequalities to development and disparities in risky behavior from a life-course perspective. Specifically, her scholarship seeks to elucidate the biopsychosocial mechanisms linking social inequalities to disparities in violent, criminal, and health-risk behaviors, with a particular focus on socioeconomic and racial disparities. In current research, Burt investigates how social forces shape changes in impulsivity and sensation seeking during adolescence, building on recent work highlighting adolescence as a second sensitive period for change—one of vulnerability and opportunity.