Shingai Machingaidze is an epidemiologist and public health specialist. She has developed and led public health and clinical research programs that build the capacity of Africa-based scientists and institutions in Africa. Her expertise includes strategic engagement, planning and support of large public health programmes; conducting and managing clinical trials and clinical research; managing research grants and finances; as well as managing strategic partnerships and engagements with national, regional and international agencies. She has published in leading scientific journals and is a member of several institutional, regional and global advisory boards as well as Co-Chair of the 100 Days Mission Science Technology Expert Group (STEG). She is currently the Ag. Chief Science Officer for Africa CDC as well as the CPHIA Secretariat Lead.