Lonnie Embleton is a global health researcher who is passionate about generating high quality evidence to positively influence change to address health and social inequities affecting vulnerable populations. For the past 10 years she has lived and worked in Kenya and conducted research with at-risk youth concerning their sexual and reproductive health, HIV, substance use, human rights, gender equality, livelihoods, and social policy through the Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare. In 2017, she was a recipient of the prestigious Vanier Scholarship. Lonnie is an editorial board member at BMC International Health and Human Rights/ BMC Public Health. She served as a Professional Development Executive for the Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research’s Students and Young Professionals Network (2016-18). Lonnie holds a PhD from the Institute of Medical Science in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto and an MPH from the Dalla Lana School of Public Health.