Elizabeth Corwin, PhD, RN, FAAN, is serving as Dr. Ferranti's primary mentor. Dr. Corwin is the Associate Dean for Research and Professor at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University, where she has helped transform the school’s research enterprise. Under her leadership, the school has increased research awards to record levels. In addition to her administrative role, Dr. Corwin is leading pioneering, interdisciplinary research aimed at uncovering the biological mechanisms responsible for symptom development in pregnant and postpartum women. Dr. Corwin is a doctorally-prepared Physiologist as well as a certified family nurse practitioner. Through her research career, Dr. Corwin has combined her expertise as a basic scientist with her experience caring for women and families across the lifespan. In her research she seeks to provide a better understanding of the bidirectional contributions of exaggerated inflammation and chronic stress to adverse pregnancy outcomes, especially among low-income and minority populations. Dissemination of her research identifying a biological fingerprint of disadvantage in minority and low-income pregnant women (Corwin, et al., 2013), has added urgency to the national dialogue on the need to eliminate health disparity.