Anna Laura Ross is currently Unit Head for Emerging Technologies, Research Prioritization and Support in the WHO Science Division in Geneva. Originally from Italy, Dr. Ross has over fifteen years of experience in global health. Her areas of interest are in the field of HIV biomedical research, scientific programme coordination, implementation research, and global health policy. Prior to joining WHO, Anna Laura Ross served as Head of International Affairs and Scientific Relations at the Agence nationale de recherche sur le sida et les hépatites (ANRS) in Paris, France. Previously, Dr Ross carried out biomedical research at the UK Medical Research Council, London, England and at the Institut Pasteur network. In the latter role she worked in France, Cameroon, and Cambodia on prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV. Dr. Ross is particularly interested in facilitating and accelerating the translation of evidence-based science into policies for the benefit of global health. She holds a PhD in biomedical research from the University of Cambridge and a post-graduate qualification in Global Health Policy from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.