Amiel Nazer C. Bermudez is a PhD Epidemiology Candidate at the School of Public Health. He obtained both his Doctor of Medicine and Master of Public Health degrees from the University of the Philippines Manila. Prior to his PhD training at Brown, Amiel has undertaken research projects funded by the World Health Organization, United Nations Children’s Fund, Asian Development Bank, Department of Health (Philippines), Humanity and Inclusion, and Johnson and Johnson’s (Philippines), among others. His research interests include infectious diseases (particularly HIV-AIDS and tuberculosis), mental health, women’s health, and the health of sexual and gender minority populations. His dissertation research focuses on the structural, social, and behavioral dimensions of adherence to antiretroviral therapy in HIV-positive Filipino cisgender men who have sex with men in the Philippines.