Sonya’s research and clinical experience has focused on health issues among underserved populations. She has worked for the past two decades with Partners In Health in Peru, Haiti, Russia, and Navajo Nation to implement community-based programs and carry out research to prove the efficacy of these models. Her research has increasingly focused on studying the value of community health workers in a variety of settings. Most recently, she has been working in close collaboration with Navajo Nation leadership and tribal health services to strengthen the healthcare delivery system by enhancing the quality and integration of community health worker outreach to individuals living with uncontrolled chronic diseases. She is a physician trained in the Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases, and provides clinical care to individuals living with HIV at that Indian Health Service facility, Gallup Indian Medical Center. Sonya has three children and is married to a nurse who has also worked with Partners In Health in Haiti.