Dr. Carlos Rodriguez-Diaz is a community health scientist with over fifteen years of experience conducting action research in Puerto Rico, the United States of America, and the Caribbean Region. His work has focused in the areas of HIV care and prevention, sexual health promotion, and health equity through actions on the social determinants of health. He has led programs and studies addressing health inequities among populations made socially vulnerable including people with HIV, Hispanic/Latinxs, incarcerated populations, LGBT individuals, and men who have sex with men. Rodriguez-Diaz completed post-doctoral training in HIV and Global Health Research, a PhD in Public Health with a major in Community Health, and a MPH in Health Education. He has also completed post-graduate training in health policy, human rights, and health diplomacy.