Danielle Fastring is the Southern Regional Representative for the MPHA Board of Directors. She is the Director of Student Research and an Associate Professor of Pre-Clinical Sciences at William Carey University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. She received her PhD in Epidemiology from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. She was a Fellow in the Maternal Child Health Epidemiology Doctoral Training Program sponsored by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). She has extensive training in epidemiology, study design, survey development, data collection, and analysis. Her research interests include health disparities in the Gulf South region. She has been the Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator for grant funded projects focused on reducing health disparities by addressing upstream inequities related to the social determinants of health.