Dr. Adriana Maldonado is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Health Promotion Sciences at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health. Dr. Maldonado received her Ph.D. in Community and Behavioral Health from the University of Iowa. Her research focuses on the intersection of health equity and Latino health. She is currently involved in the NOSOTROS Comprometidos a Su Salud public health program which aims to reduce health disparities faced by the Latino community in the Southern Arizona region. Dr. Maldonado’s recent work utilizes a mixed-methods approach to understand the impacts of social and environmental contexts on Latinos’ hypertension-related disparities. Her areas of focus include psychosocial determinants of health, health disparities, mental health, and chronic diseases.