Danielle C. Ompad, PhD is an epidemiologist with extensive experience in design, conduct, and analysis of community-based cross-sectional and prospective studies. Her research interests include illicit substance use, risky sexual behavior, infectious diseases (particularly HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C) and adult access to vaccines. She is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Urban Health and BMC Public Health. Dr. Ompad is currently serving her second term as the secretary for the International Society for Urban Health. She received her BS in Biology from Bowie State University and her MHS and PhD in infectious disease epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. In addition to her research, Dr. Ompad is a faculty member of the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.