Manisha Kulkarni is an Associate Professor in the School of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Ottawa. She is a public health entomologist and global health researcher with more than a decade of experience in conducting multidisciplinary vector-borne disease research in sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and Canada. Her research program investigates the socio-ecological determinants of infectious disease emergence and risk in global settings, with a focus on malaria and other vector-borne and zoonotic diseases, and maternal and child health. Manisha works with international partners to evaluate and optimize vector control interventions to improve the effectiveness of disease prevention efforts and contribute to capacity building in resource poor settings. She holds an Early Researcher Award from the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation in addition to research grants from CIHR, IDRC, PHAC, and NSERC. She has previously worked with HealthBridge, CIDA and PHAC.