Gmerice Hammond is a Cardiovascular Health Policy research fellow at Washington University in St Louis School of Medicine, under mentorship of Karen Joynt Maddox.  She studies the impact of inequities in health care policy on vulnerable populations challenged by social determinants of health.   She seeks to understand how health care policies, particularly value based payment models positively or negatively influence how health care systems address the needs of socially high risk populations.  She also studies ways to bring social determinants of health into clinical risk prediction models in order to reduce inequities in cardiovascular risk prediction and the resultant inequitable distribution of preventive services and treatments.  Prior to joining the Joynt Maddox group, Gmerice completed internal medicine residency at NYPH - Columbia University, followed by a preventive cardiology fellowship and an MPH in Epidemiology at Columbia, then completed general clinical and nuclear cardiology at Washington University in St Louis.