Monik C. Jiménez is an Associate Epidemiologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She received both her master’s and doctoral degrees from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and a Certificate in Oral Epidemiology from Harvard School of Dental Medicine. Her work is centrally focused on the role of carceral control in creating and perpetuating racial/ethnic inequities in health. Her work aims to center the voices of directly impacted community members and she works with community advocacy groups to design, disseminate and conduct research focused on community identified needs. Her current work falls within three domains, 1) examining factors that impact the cardiovascular health of patients who have experienced incarceration and identify ways to support respectful patient-clinician communication about incarceration, 2) examining the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 among incarcerated people, through interdisciplinary data collection methods and community partnerships, 3) supporting the data and research needs of local area community advocacy groups led by directly impacted individuals. She is also Program Director of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital STARS program, a summer research opportunity for underrepresented in medicine undergraduate students and is the course director of “Mass Incarceration and Health in the US” and “Cardiovascular Epidemiology” at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.