I am Jamila K. Stockman, PhD, MPH, an Associate Professor in the Division of Global Public Health, Department of Medicine and Director of the Disparities Core of the UCSD Center for AIDS Research. I received a PhD in Epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and an MPH degree from the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health. I have dedicated my research career towards improving the lives of women with experiences of intimate partner and sexual violence. As an epidemiologist by training, my research focuses on the intersecting epidemics of intimate partner violence and sexual violence, HIV acquisition and transmission, and substance abuse among marginalized populations. I am working to advance understanding of the underlying immunological and physiological mechanisms linking these epidemics and develop interventions and programs that provide maximal reductions in HIV, substance abuse, and violence against women. Currently, my research is conducted in the US, US-Mexico border region, Latin America and Caribbean. In addition to my research, I have been involved with various domestic violence steering committees and community-based organizations working to address the deleterious effects of violence and HIV in families and relationships. In 2015, I received the Linda Saltzman New Investigator Award, presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Foundation and Futures Without Violence, which recognizes a single outstanding new investigator in the field of gender-based violence and health.