Dr. Burke is Professor of Public Health at the University of California, Merced. She is also affiliated faculty in the Department of Anthropology, History and Social Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco and Co-Director of the UC-Cuba Academic Initiative (http://www.socsci.uci.edu/uc-cuba/). She has conducted research in Cuba and the U.S. on social and cultural processes associated with chronic disease management, clinical trials recruitment and participation, and disparities in cancer prevention, treatment and survivorship. Her research program addresses subjectivity, bioethics, and culture. Over the last eight years she has worked in partnership with the Pilipino Senior Resource Center on studies of Filipina breast cancer support disparities and peer navigation.