Dr. Charlotte A. Gaydos is a Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and has joint appointments in the Emergency Medicine Department and Epidemiology and Population, Family and Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and is a member of the Johns Hopkins University Center for Global Health. She received her B.S. in medical technology and her M.S. in medical microbiology from West Virginia University. Her MPH and DrPH in Immunology and Infectious Diseases were received from Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health. Dr. Gaydos is the Director of the Johns Hopkins University International STI, Respiratory Diseases, and Biothreat Research Laboratory. She has 45 years laboratory expertise in microbiology, has authored 27 book chapters, over 400 research articles, and over 600 abstracts and oral presentations.