Baltazar Campos is the Research Specialist who works with the CDDOM Disparities Biobank Program Director and Principal Investigator to collect data and process bio-samples for the Center (CDDOM) and Division of Endocrinology. Baltazar believes that the center's projects will shed some new light on diabetes in the border region. He believes that the biobank will give researchers new tools to help find better methods of combating diabetes, obesity, and metabolism related health problems. Baltazar has worked with socioeconomic disadvantaged populations before in Chicago, and is looking to make and impact on such communities in Tucson. He is excited to make meaningful contributions to the research study and gain valuable experience that will aide him in his future goals of becoming a health care professional. Baltazar is CPR certified, a nationally certified EMT holding licensed in three states including Arizona. Baltazar holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Biological Sciences with minors in Chemistry and Philosophy from The University of Illinois at Chicago.