Dr. Yvonne Commodore-Mensah is an Assistant Professor at the Johns Hopkins Schools of Nursing and Public Health in Baltimore, MD. She earned her Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, Master of Health Science in Cardiovascular and Clinical Epidemiology from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Fairleigh Dickinson University. She has expertise in cardiovascular disease epidemiology, health disparities, immigrant health, and global health. Her program of research seeks to reduce cardiovascular health inequities in African-descent populations through community-engaged research locally and globally. She is a Fellow of the American Heart Association, American Academy of Nursing, and the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association. She received the American Heart Association (AHA) Martha N. Hill New Investigator Award in 2016 and is a member of the Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing of the AHA. She is the Chief Executive Officer of the African Research Academies for Women, a non-profit which seeks to address gender disparities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics in Africa.