Bridget Griffith is a third-year PhD student in Epidemiology at the University of Minnesota. She is broadly interested in global health, emergency medicine, and infectious disease in low resource settings, and she hopes to merge those interests through her year of research in Uganda as a Fogarty Global Health Fellow studying the emergency care needs of pregnant women. Before starting her PhD, Bridget lived in South Africa and worked for the African Federation for Emergency Medicine while completing her MSc in Emergency Medicine. In this role, she coordinated research for the organization and worked in Ethiopia, Tanzania, and Botswana. Bridget received her MPH in the Epidemiology of Microbial Disease at the Yale School of Public Health, where she studied the relationship between the tsetse fly microbiome and vector competence in western Kenya. Bridget hopes to use her training to assist SMS Maama in the analysis and management of data from their 2017 pilot study.