Laurie L. Meschke, MS, PhD, utilizes both qualitative and quantitative methodology in addressing adolescent and perinatal health issues. Currently, Meschke is moving her service learning courses toward a research agenda to address youth development, community health, and workforce development. Meschke has also worked extensively with the Hmong American community, addressing teen pregnancy prevention, mental health, and parent-adolescent communication. She also continues her work in prenatal substance use, focusing primarily on the prevention of neonatal abstinence syndrome. At the graduate level, Meschke teaches in the area of needs assessment and program development and implementation. She also teaches an undergraduate course, Adolescent Health.