I am a family medicine physician scientist working to improve health equity among marginalized populations through research, policy, and clinical care with particular focus on systems changes affecting the LatinX community. I am currently a Post-doctoral fellow with the National Clinician Scholars Program and Clinical Associate Faculty at Duke Department of Family Medicine and Community Health. I have a Masters in Applied Science in Population Health Management and have used this training to lead community-engaged research to map systems, their assets, and evaluate the impact multi-sector coalitions have on improving community level outcomes (e.g., community capacity and coordination). More personally, I was born and raised in Miami, Florida, but most of my family lives in the Dominican Republic. I grew up visiting my family abroad every summer. The differences in the quality of and access to health care I observed between the two countries motivated me to pursue careers in medicine and research. I believe a person's health is as much affected by the people and environment around them as it is by the medications and treatments they receive. My goal is to use population health strategies to reduce health disparities in our community and beyond.