Dr. Larissa Myaskovsky is Director of the Center for Healthcare Equity in Kidney Disease (CHEK-D) and a Professor (with tenure) in the Department of Medicine at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. She has more than 20 years of experience as a researcher, educator, and mentor. With multidisciplinary training in social psychology & clinical epidemiology, she has pursued a research career focused on bringing social & behavioral science to bear on the field of health services research. Her research focuses on the social determinants of health and using a multi-method and multi-disciplinary approach to identify and understand disparities in kidney transplantation; and to develop interventions to reduce health disparities in people with kidney disease. Dr. Myaskovsky has secured continuous federal funding for her research in kidney transplantation since she began her academic career, and has a large volume of publications in high-impact peer-reviewed journals. She has taught courses on healthcare disparities, research design, medical writing, and grant writing, and is very committed to mentoring junior faculty, fellows, and graduate students.