Dr. Lisa Moreno-Walton is Professor of Emergency Medicine, Director of Research and Director of Diversity for the Section of Emergency Medicine at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center- New Orleans. She serves as Director of the Latino Scholars Program for the School of Medicine and Director of Viral Testing at the University Medical Center Department of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Moreno is the first woman President-elect of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM). During her years serving on the AAEM Board of Directors, she has focused on the development of women and underrepresented minorities in leadership positions. She holds degrees in Medicine and Clinical Research, and is a National Institutes of Health Research Scholar. She is the founder of the Academy for Diversity and Inclusion in Emergency Medicine (ADIEM), an academy of the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM). Her multiple awards include the SAEM Martin Leadership Award, Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Professionalism Award, Council of Residency Directors in Emergency Medicine Distinguished Educator Award, the ADIEM Outstanding Academician Award, and Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Healthcare Executive Diversity & Inclusion Certificate. The recipient of many research grants, Dr. Moreno has over 500 academic presentations, 45 publications, 6 book chapters, and an authored textbook “Diversity and Inclusion in Quality Patient Care”, and a second textbook in press. Her research interests include HIV, violence prevention and treatment, diversity and healthcare disparities. Her office at University Medical Center participates in the LSU School of Medicine Dean’s Summer Research Program, mentoring college students who aspire to careers in medicine towards the completion of basic research projects. She has mentored over 300 students, residents and junior faculty around the world towards successful careers in research and medicine. As a global health consultant and educator, she has served in over 20 countries with a focus on the development of research and elimination of healthcare disparities for women, underrepresented minorities, and the under-resourced.