Ynesse Abdul-Malak, RN, MPH, PhD, is a Sociologist with the requisite expertise in research involved different types of methodology on issues of racial and gender inequality, health disparity, and disability studies. She has a broad research background and experience in several higher institutions in the U.S. and abroad. She works as an Adjunct Professor at the Maxwell School Sociology Department at Syracuse University teaching courses on gender and ethnic inequalities. Her numerous research articles have appeared on peer-reviewed publications and she has presented her work in national and international conferences. She is the Associate Research Director at the Burton Blatt Institute (BBI) and the ABA/BBI survey Project Director.