Ms. Douglass is the Clinical Research Program Manager for the Center for Emerging and Reemerging Pathogens in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Rutgers University, New Jersey Medical School and oversees the CEP Data and Operations Management Center (DOMC). She is a public health and clinical researcher who specializes in the design and implementation of international, global health programs. She received her MPH in Global Health at Boston University and has extensive field experience in Eastern and Southern Africa, South America and Asia with a professional focus on building collaborative research and sustainable training programs in low-resource areas to improve healthcare, testing, diagnostics and research capacity in areas impacted in particular by high TB and HIV prevalence. She has more than a decade of expertise in coordinating clinical research, training, and public health programs at the local, national and international level in Infectious Diseases, Population Medicine and Emergency Medicine, particularly focused on community based research and public health programs as well as managing investigations of novel diagnostics. She is also the co-founder and President of the Yakhanani Development Initiative, a non-profit Community-based Health Research Advocacy organization founded in Cape Town, South Africa.