Charlotte Gaydos, MS, MPH, DrPH, is a Professor in the Department of Medicine, Infectious Disease Division, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, President of the International Union Against Sexually Transmitted Infections (IUSTI), and member of the Center for Global Health. She received her M.S. in medical microbiology from West Virginia University. Her MPH and DrPH in immunology and infectious diseases were from Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health. She is the Director of the University International STI, and Respiratory Diseases, Research Laboratory. She has over 45 years of experience in microbiology laboratory diagnostics in community acquired pneumonia and emerging/respiratory microbiology. She has authored 29 book chapters, >500 research articles, and >700 abstracts/oral presentations. Dr. Gaydos has conducted FDA clinical trials for new diagnostics for STIs, as well as for respiratory microorganisms. Her CAP/CLIA-compliant laboratory is a CORE Diagnostic/Reference Laboratory for international studies of STIs, respiratory diseases, and trachoma. She has published regarding research for developing DNA amplification assays, and for epidemiological studies for STIs in schools, the military, and international populations, as well as studies of cost-effectiveness analyses. Dr. Gaydos has been Co-investigator for the Diagnostics Program for the NIH Mid-Atlantic Research Center of Excellence for 10 years for emerging and biothreat diseases and participated in many community acquired pneumonia studies. She is the P.I. of a NIH funded Center for the development of point of care POC diagnostics for STDs, as well as a co-investigator for a new NIH Center of Excellence in Influenza Research and Surveillance.