Kiyomi Tsuyuki, Ph.D. M.P.H. is an Assistant Project Scientist in the Division of Global Public Health, Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Tsuyuki has a PhD in Community Health Sciences from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) with a minor in Sociology, and an MPH in Health Behavior & Health Education from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor with a concentration in women’s and reproductive health. She is a trained health demographer with research focus on elucidating the multi-level effects of socio-structural inequity on co-morbid substance use disorders, violence, and HIV/STI prevention and treatment. Dr. Tsuyuki has almost 10 years of experience conducting research with colleagues in Brazil.