Dr. Jamila K. Stockman is an Associate Professor and Vice Chief of Global Public Health in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Global Public Health at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. She is also Co-Director of the Health Equity Sociobehavioral Science Core within the San Diego Center for AIDS Research. For the past 15 years, she has conducted HIV prevention research in the context of gender-based violence, substance use, mental health, and social and structural factors (e.g., discrimination, medical mistrust) affecting marginalized populations. Her research is conducted in the US, US-Mexico border region, Latin America and Caribbean. More recently, she has expanded her research portfolio to include COVID-19 and its intersection with violence and mental health. In addition to her research, Dr. Stockman actively collaborates with local public health departments and community-based organizations to ensure ethical and cultural appropriateness of her research among members of the community.