Makeda Dawkins is a second year medical student at The Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, The City College of New York (CCNY). She is also a Community Outreach and Behavioral Science Fellow at The City College of New York and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC). Prior to her work at MSKCC, she was a Health Justice Partners for Change Fellow at The Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership, where she investigated environmental and population factors leading to low infantile birth weight in the South Bronx. Currently, she is working on a study entitled, “At the Intersection of HPV, Tobacco and Cancer in HIV/AIDS” and conducts educational workshops focusing on the synergy between the Human Papillomavirus and tobacco usage and the subsequent result of their interaction on cancer risk within the HIV/AIDS population. Her interests include investigating the biological and environmental factors that impact pregnancy and birth outcomes and disparity reduction within the HIV/AIDS community.