Dr. Stephanie Salyer is a Technical Advisor to Africa CDC's Division of Surveillance and Disease Intelligence, supporting their event-based surveillance and One Health programmes. She obtained a doctorate in veterinary medicine and a master's in public health at the University of Wisconsin—Madison, focusing her research on zoonotic diseases at the animal-human interface like cryptosporidium and avian influenza. She completed a post-graduate clinical internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Animal Medical Center in New York City and a field epidemiology fellowship in the US CDC's Epidemic Intelligence Service. Prior to joining Africa CDC, Dr. Salyer worked as a veterinary epidemiologist for over six years in the US CDC's Center for Global Health, serving as a liaison with CDC's One Health Office and implementing public health programs and interface-related research for diseases like dengue, cholera, rabies, Ebola, CCHF virus, and Zika. Most recently, Dr. Salyer has been fully engaged in Africa CDC's continental COVID-19 response activities.