Deena J. Chisolm, PhD is an internationally recognized health services researcher studying health and healthcare outcomes for at-risk adolescents and families. She is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Public Health at The Ohio State University and Director of the Center for Population Health and Equity Research in The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Dr. Chisolm’s research creates evidence on how health systems can engage with communities to reduce health inequities experienced by minority and socioeconomically under-resourced populations. Her work has been funded by National Institutes on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institute on Child Health and Human Development, National Institute on Drug Abuse and several other state, national, and foundation sources. She translates her research into policy and practice through service as vice-chairman of the Ohio Commission on Minority Health and board member for the Health Policy Institute of Ohio. She earned her undergraduate degree in Biology Education from Miami University and her PhD in Public Health with a concentration in Health Services Management and Policy from The Ohio State University.