Reina C. Armarenmto-Villareal, MD, is a tenured professor of Medicine-Endocrinology at the Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas. She also serves with the Core Faculty of the Center for Translational Research on Inflammatory Diseases (CTRID). Among her over 70 peer-reviewed publications are studies in Endocrinology and Diabetes.  Dr. Villareal’s primary interest as an endocrinologist lies in the interaction between genetics, gonadal hormones and bone conditions including osteoporosis. Because of her wide experience and studies, for example, during Fellowship studies in Manila, Philippines, her clinical studies and as Ad Hoc Reviewer of over 20 peer-reviewed international medical journals, Dr. Villareal developed a strong interest in wanting to support international efforts to improve healthcare for poor and needy communities, especially in lesser developed countries.  Dr. Villareal is an Adjunct Professor, at the University Campus Biomedico, Rome, Italy.