Julia Raifman, ScD, SM is an assistant professor in the Department of Health Law, Policy, and Management at the Boston University School of Public Health. She conducts research on health and social policy drivers of population health and health inequities with a focus on mental health and HIV. Dr. Raifman's research has been covered in the New York Times, The Guardian, National Public Radio, and The Advocate. She enjoys mentoring and is committed to promoting the success of diverse students. Dr. Raifman received her doctoral and masters degree from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Johns Hopkins prior to joining Boston University.