Aitalohi (Aita) Amaize is currently a 3rd year PhD student in the Health Policy and Management Department at the University of Maryland School of Public Health. Her research interests are in health service delivery systems and utilization / access specifically in vulnerable populations that face challenges related to social determinants of health. Other areas of interest are coordination of care, care transitions, use of technology to enhance care management across the care continuum, primary care (particularly health centers), workforce issues (particularly nursing and lay professionals), behavioral health integration, population health, and health system transformation.  She is a teaching assistant and a graduate research assistant in the Hospital and Public Health Interdisciplinary Research Lab, which studies system-level care coordination among hospitals, communities, and public health agencies that can improve population mental health and reduce health disparities. Prior to joining the HAPPY lab, she worked as the RN Clinical Program Manager for the Transition of Care Program at Unity Health Care, Inc., Washington DC's largest Federally-Qualified Health Center. In that position, she led a multi-disciplinary team of Registered Nurses, Community Health Workers, and Case Managers to implement an intensive care management program targeting high hospital utilizers modeled after Dr. Jeffrey Brenner's Health Care Hotspotting Program. Her MPH focused on health disparities and health communications, and she is a former emergency department/forensic nurse with a passion for bettering the conditions of underserved and hyper-marginalized populations. She has worked with many populations in the past, including under-insured women in New York City, homeless persons in Boston, children in The Philippines, and survivors of sexual and intimate-partner violence and trauma in D.C.