I hold a PhD in Statistics (2003) from Yale University. From 2003 to 2012, I was Assistant Professor and subsequently Associate Professor (with tenure) in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics and the Program in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Hunter College of the City University of New York. From 2011 through May 2018, I was affiliated with the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), where I developed statistical methods for measuring and tracking health-related inequalities and ultimately served as Associate Director for Science (ADS) for the Division of Analysis and Epidemiology (DAE). As the DAE ADS, I was responsible for the initiation, monitoring, and oversight of DAE and NCHS research projects. Presently, in addition to my research at the Institute of Public Health of the University of Porto, Portugal, I work as a statistical consultant and continue to serve NCHS on selected contractual projects. I also enjoy teaching some of the statistics classes within the online graduate programs in applied statistics at Penn State.