Annick Bórquez is an assistant professor at the Division of Infectious Diseases and Global Public Health at the University of California San Diego. Her research seeks to improve the health of marginalized populations through developing, applying and integrating mathematical modeling, cost-effectiveness and qualitative methods to better understand, predict and respond to intersecting epidemics of substance use disorders, overdose, HIV, HCV and other associated health harms; with a focus on social and structural determinants of health. She is the principal investigator of a National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Avenir year grant to adapt emerging infectious diseases methods including mathematical modeling, to the field of drug use to better understand, predict and respond to emerging substance use epidemics and associated harms in the United States. She has a background in medical microbiology from the University of Edinburgh and holds an MSc. and a PhD. in epidemiology from the department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at Imperial College London.