Dr. Ananda Bandyopadhyay is a medical epidemiologist with experience in global health, infectious disease epidemiology and vaccine research. Ananda grew up in Kolkata, India and completed his medical graduation from Calcutta National Medical College & Hospital (2005) with a gold medal and several honors certificates. He received his Master of Public Health (MPH) degree in Global Health from Harvard School of Public Health (2010). In his professional career spanning more than 15 years, Ananda has worked in diverse settings and has contributed to disease control initiatives across the globe. Based out of Seattle, United States, Ananda in his current role at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation coordinates global research to facilitate polio eradication. His work on clinical development of novel vaccines and vaccination schedules have been impactful in global policy formulation and have been published in leading peer-reviewed journals. Ananda is associated with advanced degree programs in public health and vaccinology in several globally renowned teaching venues as a guest faculty.