The goal of Dr. Hughes-Halbert’s research program is to identify sociocultural, psychological, and environmental determinants of minority health and health care and to translate this information into sustainable interventions in clinic and community-based settings to improve health outcomes in these populations. Dr. Hughes-Halbert is a nationally recognized expert in minority health and health disparities and her research is supported by numerous R01s from the National Cancer Institute and the National Human Genome Research Institute. Dr. Hughes-Halbert is also PI of an academic-community partnership funded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities to develop community-based interventions to improve health outcomes in African Americans. Previously, she held numerous leadership positions at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. The results of Dr. Hughes-Halbert’s research have been published in influential journals in the fields of cancer prevention, clinical oncology, medicine, genetics, and public health.