Molly M. Perkins, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics in the Department of Medicine at the Emory University School of Medicine and holds a joint appointment with the Atlanta VA Medical Center as a research health scientist. She is Co-Director of the Emory Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) Scientific Working Group (SWG) and a member of the NIH/NIAID Inter-CFAR HIV and Aging Working Group. Dr. Perkins is Atlanta Site Director for Research for the Birmingham/Atlanta VA Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center (GRECC) and holds an affiliate faculty position in the Department of Sociology at Emory University and an adjunct appointment at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory. Dr. Perkins is a social gerontologist and medical sociologist with research interests in social determinants of health and disparities, aging in minority and vulnerable populations, functional wellness, and long-term care. Her research focuses on social and behavioral aspects of chronic disease management, including Aging and HIV/AIDS and palliative care. Her current research includes funding from the National Institute on Aging (NIH/NIA), Emory University CFAR, the Patient-Centered Research Outcome Research Institute (PCORI), and the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Office of Rural Health (ORH).