Dr. Rusty Souleymanov is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Manitoba, and the director of the Village Lab (www.villagelab.ca). His program of study focuses on community-based HIV/STBBI and harm reduction research and the healthcare access of marginalized communities in Canada. Dr. Souleymanov is currently serving on a Board of Directors of Nine Circles Community Health Centre, and on a stewardship team of the Manitoba HIV/STBBI Collective Impact Network.