Dr. Phaedra Henley is an Assistant Professor and the Chair of the Center for One Health at the University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) in Rwanda. Here, she oversees the development of its One Health research program, curriculum and community engagement. The mission of Center for One Health at UGHE is to train the next generation of leaders in Africa who will champion the One Health approach and work in collaborative, multi-sectoral partnerships to design and deliver innovative, equitable and evidence-based solutions to global challenges. For the past nine years Dr. Henley has led the development and implementation of Global Health and One Health graduate programs at universities in Canada and in Rwanda. She has taught several courses in these subject areas and conducted community-based research projects looking at the intersection of human, animal, and environmental health. She has a PhD in Pathology, a Masters in Environment and Sustainability and Bachelor’s in Medical Sciences. Dr. Henley is motivated by implementing a transdisciplinary, evidence-based, and community-placed approach to training, research, and practice.