Lydia Hamilton is a graduate assistant at the Center for Health Equity. Hamilton is a doctoral candidate in Health Behavior at the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington. She is an applied health researcher and public health advocate. Her research is primarily qualitative and focuses on women’s reproductive health, human lactation and breast/chestfeeding, and health inequities. In addition to research, Hamilton has taught undergraduate courses on personal health, women’s health, stress management, and global health at Indiana University and DePauw University. She is also the board treasurer and volunteer for a local nonprofit organization that provides a drop-in breastfeeding support group, Milk Matters. Hamilton's personal experience with an incomplete spinal cord injury prompted a desire to expand her research to include disabilities.