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Carmen A. Peralta, MD, MAS, is chief medical officer at Cricket Health, a health services provider that aims to reduce the burden of kidney disease. She is also adjunct professor of medicine at the University of California San Francisco. Carmen is well known for her work in advancing the understanding of early kidney disease and hypertension. She also served as co-founder and ED of the Kidney Health Research Collaborative at UCSF, which is the leading research group dedicated to early detection of kidney disease. Carmen is a passionate advocate for the care of underserved persons, including persons of racial/ethnic minority groups and the elderly. She has received many academic honors, has published over 150 academic articles, and her work has been supported by the NIH, the American Heart Association, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. She was selected as one of the top 10 leaders under 40 by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in 2012. She was a recipient of the Herbert Nickens Faculty Fellowship from the Association of American Medical Colleges. Carmen grew up in Barranquilla, Colombia. She completed her undergraduate degree at Rice University and her MD at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She trained in internal medicine at Harvard's Brigham and Women's Hospital and then trained in nephrology and obtained a Master of Advanced Studies in clinical research at UCSF. She joined the UCSF faculty in 2008, where she ascended to full professor in residence in 2018. Carmen is a Fellow of the fifth class of the Health Innovators Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.