Nasreen Jessani is currently based in Johannesburg, South Africa, with involvement in health policy and systems research (HPSR) endeavors that include evidence to policy and practice activities across the continent. In addition to being faculty at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and at Stellenbosch University, she provides capacity strengthening support to WHO partners globally on knowledge translation. Nasreen has been involved in this field for over 15 years including as program officer for Canada's International Development Research Center (IDRC), where she managed a portfolio of projects across East and Southern Africa that spanned issues of governance and equity in health systems. Her tenure at WHO involved the development of an HIV/AIDS voluntary counseling and testing toolkit. Nasreen serves on WHO/FERG’s Knowledge Translation and Policy Group, AcademyHealth’s Translation and Dissemination Institute Advisory Committee, and is Vice-Chair of the Evidence to Action Thematic Working Group for Health Systems Global. She also supports the Future Health Systems’ Africa Hub that spans HPSR capacity strengthening initiatives across seven schools of public health in East and Central Africa. Her institutional experiences are complemented with her regional involvements in Kenya, UAE, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Malawi, Zambia, Thailand, Vietnam, Canada and Senegal. Nasreen holds a DrPH. from Johns Hopkins University, an MSPH from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and a BSc from McGill University, Canada.