Brian Marquis joined the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Office of Science Policy and Communications in January 2001. He is now the NIDA Public Liaison Officer and connects organizations across the country with NIDA resources. As the public liaison officer, Mr. Marquis manages all marketing and partnership activities associated with the dissemination of NIDA’s science-based research and information to a vast array of audiences including federal, state, local and non-governmental organizations, educators, public health professionals and the general public. In his efforts to promote NIDA’s research and resources, he also manages 30 national partnerships for NIDA's National Drug Facts Week. His dedication to NIH and the federal tax payer has earned him numerous awards including the coveted healthfinder Hammer Award from the National Partnership for Reinventing Government and the NIH Directors Award. Prior to joining NIDA, Mr. Marquis worked at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Publications Clearinghouse and at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. He has a B.S. in family studies from University of Maryland, College Park.