In this seminar, Dr. Brady will provide an example of how involvement in transdisciplinary science can open doors to new programs of research. Dr. Brady is Co-Investigator of the Prevention of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (PLUS) Research Consortium, funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). Dr. Brady became involved in the consortium because of her expertise in prevention science and the development of conceptual frameworks and models to guide research. Dr. Brady is now Multiple Principle Investigator of the NIDDK-funded study, CARDIA-PLUS: A Life Course Investigation of Biopsychosocial Pathways to Bladder Health and Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms. CARDIA-PLUS leverages existing data from the 35+ year Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) cohort study and collects new data to examine four interrelated, mechanistic pathways by which psychosocial and socioeconomic stressors may lead to poorer bladder health among women and men across the life course: affective, cognitive, behavioral, and physiological pathways. The potentially protective effects of social networks and social support will also be examined. In addition to sharing work from PLUS and CARDIA-PLUS, Dr. Brady will share ideas for assessing one’s skill set and identifying opportunities to become involved in transdisciplinary science.