DaJaneil McCree currently serves as a NIH-supported T32 postdoctoral trainee in interdisciplinary research training in trauma and violence (IRTTV) in the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, working with Dr. Kamila Alexander. As an early-career investigator, Dr. McCree’s program of research examines the health care experiences and social determinants that impact the health of Black, queer, young, cisgender women. She studies how these women encounter health care experience inequities and how they might be attributed to delays in care and poor health outcomes, to include risk for HIV. Her current professional and research training through this T32 postdoctoral fellowship focuses on the effects of intimate partner violence (IPV) on the physical, sexual, and psychological wellbeing of Black adolescent and young adult (AYA) women living in the Baltimore Metropolitan area. This research training in violence and HIV among minority groups in Baltimore, MD has advanced her knowledge and expertise in minority health, health disparities, and infectious disease research and provides support, mentoring, and experience to achieve her long-term career goals of becoming an HIV scholar and faculty member at a higher education institution.