Dr. Margaret Phiri Kasaro is Director of the University of North Carolina Global Project Zambia (UNC GPZ), a research office under the Global Women’s Health Division, at UNC Chapel Hill. The focus of UNC GPZ is maternal and child health research with a vision of local relevance and global visibility. Dr Kasaro also holds the position of Research Assistant Professor, Global Women’s Health and participates in teaching at the School of Public Health at the University of Zambia. She received her medical degree from the University of Zambia and her Master of Science in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Her research interests are in HIV prevention and determinants of outcomes in maternal and child health. Over the last 15 years, Dr. Kasaro has served in leadership roles in research. Some notable roles include serving as local principal investigator (PI) for several National Institutes of Health-funded HIV clinical trials. She was the local PI on the Evidence for Contraceptive options and HIV Outcomes (ECHO) study that investigated the impact of contraceptive methods on HIV acquisition. She has authored and co-authored several manuscripts in the areas of her interest.