Busch-Armendariz is the University Presidential Professor and founding director of IDVSA. As nationally recognized researcher in sexual assault/harassment, human trafficking, domestic/dating violence, she has been awarded 90 research and training projects totaling approximately $10 million in external funding. Well published in all these areas, she is first author on the first college textbook on human trafficking, Human Trafficking: Applied Research, Theory, and Case Studies (2018) in the US. Busch-Armendariz testifies and consults with state legislative bodies, the US Congress, and media, and she often serves as an expert witness in criminal and civil cases. As a research integrity practitioner, Dr. Busch-Armendariz also served as the Associate Vice President and as the Associate Dean for Research at the University of Texas at Austin.