Public health physician (retired) with local, state, national, and international practice and research experience. Epidemiology training at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Faculty at the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine. Service on state, national, and international policy advisory bodies. Author or co-author of scientific articles published in medical and public health journals. Speaker at local, state, national, and international scientific meetings. Bilingual, bicultural, binational, and occasional bilingual poet.