Moving between New York City and Kansas City throughout her educational career, Dr. Ramaswamy brings an emphasis on the intersection of urban living, race, class, gender, and health to her work at the University of Kansas. Dr. Ramawamy recently completed a PhD in Sociology at The Graduate Center, City University of New York. Her dissertation research was on progressive masculinities and social and policy factors that structure health and social risk for young men involved in the criminal justice system. Dr. Ramaswamy will continue her work in criminal justice facilities in Kansas City by focusing on social and policy barriers to chronic and infectious disease prevention and management during the transition from jail to community. While at the University of Kansas, Dr. Ramaswamy will also teach and help coordinate the MPH program in Kansas City. Dr. Ramaswamy brings several years of experience as an undergraduate instructor, advisor, and fieldwork coordinator at Hunter College, City University of New York. Dr. Ramaswamy was also formerly on the Board for the Kansas Public Health Association and the Public Health Association of New York City. She will continue advocating for health and social equality in Kansas City.