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Dr. Hayley Figueroa is a graduate of the Doctor of Public Health program at the CUNY School of Public Health in New York City, where she earned a DrPH with a dual concentration in food studies and community, society, and health. She was previously an assistant professor with Metropolitan College of New York School for Business and an adjunct assistant professor at Brooklyn College, where she taught a variety of courses in healthcare management, emergency and disaster management, and health and nutrition sciences.  A public health practitioner and consultant with more than 20 years of professional experience, Dr. Figueroa has worked in government agencies, community-based organizations, and health care facilities, where she developed and managed projects to expand primary care in New York City and improve health outcomes for women, immigrants, people living with HIV/AIDS, and HIV-positive inmates transitioning from city jails into the community. Dr. Figueroa’s primary research interests are in women’s health, food equity, and the social and cultural context of food.