Dr. Risha Irvin is an associate professor at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases where she focuses her clinical care, research, and community engagement projects on improving the health of vulnerable populations impacted by HIV and/or hepatitis C virus. Dr. Irvin obtained her bachelor’s degree in biology from Spelman College and her medical degree and master’s in public health from Harvard Medical School/Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Irvin completed her residency training in internal medicine at the University of California San Francisco. She has served as an HIV Prevention Trials Network Scholar and a Presidential Leadership Scholar. Dr. Irvin also received the Herbert W. Nickens Faculty Fellowhip from the Association of American Medical Colleges. At Johns Hopkins, she is Associate Vice Chair for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the Department of Medicine and she is Director of the Baltimore HIV Collaboratory for the Center for AIDS Research where she leads pipeline programs. Her R01 focuses on HCV elimination in incarcerated persons in Louisiana and she has also established partnerships with Corrections in Maryland, Delaware, and Rhode Island.