Rachel R. Chapman, Ph.D. (University of California Los Angeles, 1998) Dr. Chapman is a social cultural, applied medical anthropologist. Her research and teaching explore the intersection of race, class and gender in the politics and relations of reproduction, especially the impact of global economic processes on reproductive stratification within and outside of the U.S. Her research and teaching over the last 20 years has been on the intimate, daily ways that black lives matter in African and the African Diaspora, and on developing methods of qualitative research as decolonizing practice. Her focus has been on movements to eliminate racial/ethnic health disparities, especially reproductive health disparities and to build social justice in the urban U.S. and Southern and East Africa. Her book Family Secrets: Risking Reproduction in Central Mozambique is an ethnographic record of her work begun in 1993 with the UW School of Public Health’s, Health Alliance International in Mozambique at the end of the civil war there, and where she continues to return up to the present. Her research collaborations in Mozambique, Cleveland and Seattle seek to understand community and clinic influences on community continuity and women’s reproductive care-seeking, especially how the HIV epidemic effects daily lives and choices and why HIV+ pregnant women frequently do not access much-needed antiretroviral treatment. She is currently PI on a three year NIH RO1 piloting expanded antiretroviral care to HIV+ pregnant women and infants with the Mozambique Ministry of Health and developing new work on integrated family HIV care and midwifery-centered woman of color peri-natal and birth care in under-served communities. What matters most to her is how knowing any of this can improve community health so that every person has the opportunity to reach their fullest human dignity and potential to join in collective efforts to assist others in achieving liberty, justice and well-being for all. She is currently an associate professor in UW Seattle, Department of Anthropology, and adjunct faculty in the Departments of Global Health and Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies. She is very proud of her less known identity as a mother, doulactivist and poet.