Kristin Z. Black, Ph.D., M.P.H., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Education and Promotion at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina.  She received her MPH and PhD in Maternal and Child Health from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.  Dr. Black’s career commitment is to utilize community-based participatory research and mixed methods approaches to understand and address inequities in chronic disease and reproductive health outcomes.  Currently, her research focuses on addressing the sexual and reproductive health needs of breast cancer survivors, utilizing an anti-racism lens to drive systems-level change in clinical care, determining how the current racial climate impacts parents’ childbearing and childrearing decision-making, and exploring racial inequities in maternal severe morbidity and mortality trends.