Dr. Manju Rahi, a clinician by training, is Director In-Charge (ICMR-NIMR), Scientist-'F' and Deputy Director General (SG) at Division of Epidemiology and Communicable Diseases, Indian Council of Medical Research headquarters Delhi. She did her MD in Community Medicine and post-graduate diploma in Epidemiology from Government Medical College, Miraj, Maharashtra and Public Health Foundation of India respectively. She is a nodal person for implementing research schemes on a number of vector-borne diseases like malaria, lymphatic filariasis, visceral leishmaniasis and zoonoses. She also works closely with various overseas partners (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, World Health Organization, Monash University and others) in order to improve Indian biomedical research ecosystem. She is steering many research programmes having policy implications in above mentioned research fields.