Derek Falk is a current Postdoctoral Fellow at the School of Social Work and the School of Medicine at the University of Maryland, Baltimore where he studies socioeconomic disparities in breast and cervical cancer outcomes and evidence-informed interventions aiming to connect disadvantaged populations with the health care system. During his tenure at the Steve Hicks School of Social Work at the University of Texas at Austin, he received dissertation funding from the American Cancer Society to evaluate a cancer education and patient navigation program connecting rural and border women to breast and cervical cancer screening and treatment services. He received his MSW from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis where he focused on health-related social work practice and management of social service organizations. His clinical experience includes positions at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, and Magellan Health. Prior to his graduate studies, he also worked as a simultaneous medical interpreter serving patients with limited English proficiency in Louisville, KY. Derek is a member of several professional societies including the American Public Health Association where he serves on a national committee promoting health policies for un-/underserved populations.