Dr. Garcia is an Assistant Professor at San Jose State University and his research explores health inequities associated with infectious diseases based on the intersections of race, class, sexuality, and gender. A special emphasis has been placed on HIV-related factors among Black and Latino/a/x sexual and gender minorities (SGM). Dr. Garcia developed and implemented for the Houston Health Department a culturally responsive community-based program to detect and respond to HIV cluster outbreaks (Molecular HIV Surveillance) among Latino/a/x SGMs. He also administered a bilingual (English/Spanish) comparative mixed-methods study exploring HIV-related factors among Latino/x cisgender male sexual minorities in San Juan, PR and San Antonio, TX. Dr. Garcia’s overall goal is to enhance implementation science frameworks for culturally responsive interventions for racial/ethnic SGMs.