Derek is currently a research facilitator with the University of Minnesota’s Department of Family Medicine and Community Health. He has worked on a variety of community- and clinic-based projects addressing the health inequities that affect individuals across the state of Minnesota. Derek’s current research interests are focused around healthcare delivery in the urban primary care setting. His past work includes rural health research, workplace wellness and grant writing. Derek’s education background includes a Bachelor of Science in microbiology and a Master of Public Health in public health nutrition. He currently lives in Minneapolis with his partner and their cats.