In September 2008, Dr. Cheryl Lynch, MD, MPH joined the Center for Health Disparities Research in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). She also works as a staff physician at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center. In addition to her clinical work at MUSC and the VA, Dr. Lynch has broad research interests in the area of cardiovascular disease risk reduction with emphasis on associated racial/ethnic, geographic and socioeconomic disparities of health. From her clinical and research experiences, Dr. Lynch has focused her research efforts on building interventions that have a positive impact on disparities in health among vulnerable populations through adjusting a person’s health behaviors, improving skills for healthy lifestyle habits, and facilitating access to health services. Furthermore, she is actively involved in health education efforts through planning and regular participation in community-based activities.