Dr Elizabeth H Shayo is a Principal Research Scientist of the National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) with BA, MA (Social Sciences and Medical Anthropology) and a PhD on International Health. She is currently a Post-Doctoral Associate at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM). Dr Shayo has worked with NIMR for 18 years in different research projects both quantitative and qualitative in nature. Being a Principal Research Scientist with Social Science background, she has conducted a number of researches in the areas of malaria, HIV/AIDS, Non-Communicable Diseases, tuberculosis, outbreak diseases including Ebola Virus Disease and COVID19, maternal and child health, gender-based violence, socio-cultural determinants of health and health systems. She has been a resource person in qualitative research and in research communication. She has knowledge and skills in developing policy briefs and to facilitate policy dialogue to share research findings with policy makers. Dr Shayo has further conducted a number of studies focusing on the governance in the decentralized health care system. She has advocated for community empowerment in the management of different diseases including training of potential stakeholders such as community leaders, traditional health practitioners and community health workers. She has also coordinated Social Science component on linkages and acceptability of integrated health care services. Dr Shayo has participated in writing four books, 20 technical reports and 37 peer reviewed publications.