Lashida Barnes, MPH, is a graduate of the Rutgers University School of Public Health with a concentration in Urban Public Health. She received her BA in Spanish Language and Literature from Temple University. She has worked in corrections, healthcare, and social services to promote better lifestyle choices and all-around health. Lashida has experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds throughout the continuum of care in clinical settings with the collaboration from a clinic team to ensure wellbeing for patients. Lashida is a staff member with the International Rescue Committee. Her research interests include maternal and child health, wellness, and identifying the needs and problems of marginalized populations.