Syeda S. Jesmin, a medical sociologist/social epidemiologist, is an Associate Professor of sociology at University of North Texas at Dallas. Her scholarly interests center on policy relevant research in women’s health, particularly women’s reproductive and sexual health in the developing countries. Much of her work focuses on the community-health relationship, including the ways in which community disadvantages increase women’s vulnerability to HIV, intimate partner violence, and other health problems. Dr. Jesmin’s most recent work appeared in the top interdisciplinary social sciences journal Archives of Sexual Behavior. Her prior work has appeared in Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Violence and Victims, Culture, Health & Sexuality, Women & Health, Health Care for Women International, Journal of Family Violence, Journal of Comparative Family Studies, Educational Gerontology, and several other peer reviewed journals.  She has received funding from Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA, Co-PI/Evaluator), and Administration on Aging (AoA, Evaluator). Dr. Jesmin has been an innovator in the area of online instruction at UNT Dallas. Along with new course development and consistently high teaching evaluations, Dr. Jesmin is rated excellent in the area of teaching. She previously taught at Southern Methodist University (SMU), and University of Louisiana at Monroe (ULM). Courses that Dr. Jesmin teaches include Medical Sociology, Sociology of Mental Health and Illness, Health Promotion, School and Community Health, Research Methods, Social Stratification, and Capstone.