Kendra Chittenden, Ph.D. is a Senior Infectious Disease Advisor at USAID Bureau for Asia, Office of Technical Support. Dr. Chittenden is part of USAID’s COVID-19 Taskforce and also provides support for TB and Global Health Security programs in 32 countries in Asia. Dr. Chittenden has worked at USAID for 13 years, five in Indonesia, providing technical support for infectious disease and S&T programs. Previously, at the Department of State, Dr. Chittenden was team chief for the Biological Engagement Program. The program supported activities in Russia, Eurasia, Middle East, many parts of Asia, Africa, and Latin America to establish public health and scientific research projects that enhanced international cooperation and best practices. Dr. Chittenden served as a chair for the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Committee on Sustainable Development and Health Security Partnership. Dr. Chittenden was a Congressional ASM Science and Technology (S&T) fellow and health legislative assistant. Dr. Chittenden has a doctorate degree in Molecular Virology and Microbiology from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.