Dr. April Joy Damian is a psychiatric epidemiologist and health services researcher with expertise in health equity, social determinants of health, and mixed methods. She currently serves as the Vice President and Director of the Weitzman Institute. Dr. Damian concurrently serves as a Senior Scholar for Health Equity at AcademyHealth, and holds a faculty appointment at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is a well sought after speaker and thought leader in health equity, and serves in multiple leadership positions in the field, including on the National Academies Board of Children, Youth, and Families, Forum for Children’s Well-Being, Chair of the National Academies Healthy Parenting in Primary Care Collaborative, and AcademyHealth’s Board of Directors Standing Committee on Advocacy and Public Policy. Dr. Damian was most recently the inaugural Vice Chair of the Health Equity/PRO/Community Engagement Committee for NIH’s RECOVER (Researching COVID to Enhance Recovery) Initiative. Dr. Damian also previously served as the Director of Quality Innovation at the National Quality Forum (NQF) where she spearheaded the expansion of NQF’s portfolio on SDOH quality measures. Dr. Damian completed her PhD in the Department of Mental Health at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, and Master’s in Medical Sciences at Harvard Medical School. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California, Berkeley with a Bachelor of Arts in Ethnic Studies, Highest Honors.