Dr. Frankline Augustin is Assistant Professor in the Health Administration Program at California State University, Northridge (CSUN). Before her faculty appointment, Frankie served as Director for CSUN’s Science and Math Student Services Center/Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) Satellite Services for science, math, pre-med, pre-health students for a period of 9 years. Prior to her directorship, Frankie served as a pre-health academic advisor for the same population for 8 years. As to her educational background, Frankie received her Bachelor’s degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology and her Master of Science degree in Health Administration, both at Cal State Northridge. Frankie earned her doctorate in the Doctor of Planning, Policy and Development (DPPD) program at the University of Southern California (USC). Frankie’s dissertation, titled “Policy Recommendation: Pipeline to the Health Professions, Employing Health Profession Pipeline Programs to Produce and Prepare Future Healthcare Professionals, Diversify the Healthcare Workforce, and Improve the Health of our Nation,” is a study on the success of pre-health pipeline programs that target underrepresented, low income students. In addition to her CSU teaching experience, Frankie was adjunct faculty at USC for 2 years where she taught “Introduction to Health Policy and Management.” Her research areas include cultural competence, health disparities/inequities and leadership/professional development.