Dr. Astley received her BS in Biology, her MS in Radiology and Physiology, and her PhD in Epidemiology. She is a member of the American Association of Public Health and the Research Society on Alcoholism and is a Research Affiliate at the Center on Human Development and Disability at the University of Washington. Dr. Astley has conducted laboratory, clinical, and public health research in the field of FASD since 1981. Her current work includes the development and implementation of FASD diagnostic, screening, surveillance, and prevention tools and programs. She and her colleagues have recently published a comprehensive study of the diagnostic utility of MRI, MR-spectroscopy, and functional MRI for FASD. She has received funding from NIAAA, CDC, SAMHSA, the March of Dimes, the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute, the Royalty Research Foundation, Chavez Memorial Fund, and the Washington State Legislature.