Dr. Finocchario Kessler is currently an Assistant Adjunct Professor at Kansas University Medical Center’s Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health and a postdoctoral research fellow of the HIV Research Group at University of Missouri-Kansas City. She completed her doctoral training in international public health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Prior to earning her doctoral degree, Dr. Finocchario Kessler's work with Family Health International provided practical, programmatic experience working in HIV clinics in Ghana and Kenya. Her research combines interests in reproductive health and HIV by exploring childbearing intentions among people living with HIV and highlighting the need for comprehensive reproductive counseling in HIV clinical care. She has explored these issues among HIV-infected women receiving care in Baltimore, Maryland and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Dr. Finocchario Kessler is pursuing related research assessing low-resource options for safer conception and childbearing among people living with HIV in South Africa.