Fred Andayi is a research epidemiologist in communicable diseases. He sis currently a Research Associate at Lady Davis Institute of Medical Research at Jewish General Hospital, a McGill University Centre, in Canada. In the course of his career, he has made significant research contributions on influenza and other respiratory illness, insect-transmitted viruses (arboviruses and haemorrhagic fevers), viral hepatitis and childhood vaccine-preventable infections. He also consults and provides technical support in infectious disease outbreak management and pandemic preparedness, infectious disease surveillance systems design and performance evaluations, and mapping of health outcomes. Previously, he worked at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US CDC), UNHCR, Medicins Sans Frontiers (MSF-OCA), and the University of Montreal (UdeM). He also holds a research affiliation to Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI). Fred has a veterinary medical background with postgraduate qualifications in public health epidemiology (infectious diseases).