Dr. Stephanie Petzing is a Senior Advisor at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences’ Center for Global Health Engagement and the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Global Partnerships. She is completed a Ph.D. and two years of postdoctoral work in Emerging Infectious Diseases focused on the entry mechanisms of Nipah virus and Hendra virus, and was subsequently awarded an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science & Technology Policy Fellowship. She served at the Department of Defense in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Defense Programs as a global health and scientific advisor assisting in the coordination of the Global Health Security Agenda for the Department of Defense. Her duties included leading engagements related to global biological security as a whole, including eliminating biological weapons, improving biosafety and biosecurity in research labs, and establishing and enhancing biosurveillance capacity in partner countries. Dr. Petzing’s extensive expertise covers bacteriology, parasitology, pathology, statistics, immunology, and virology with a focus on military health and biodefense, as well as extensive high level interagency and policy work in the Global Health, Force Health Protection, Global Health Engagement, and Threat Reduction arenas. Since 2016, Dr. Petzing has worked to improve cross sectoral awareness of the contributions of the defense and security sector to global health security.