Thu Quach, Ph.D. is a research scientist with the Cancer Prevention Institute of California, where she leads research studies on environmental health issues affecting disadvantaged populations, including occupational chemical exposures for Vietnamese nails salon workers. In addition, she is the the director of Community Health and Research at Asian Health Services, a federally qualified health center in Oakland, California, providing culturally competent health care to over 24,000 patients in English and 11 Asian languages. In this role, she oversees community outreach, patient engagement, and health policy advocacy efforts. In addition, she leads multiple clinic-based interventions and health care research projects. As an epidemiologist, she has focused much of her work on examining the influence of environmental and socio-cultural factors on the health of the under-served populations. She received a Masters in Public Health at U.C.L.A. and a Ph.D. in Epidemiology at the U.C. Berkeley.