Kristina Talbert-Slagle, Ph.D., is an Associate Research Scientist and Lecturer in the Global Health Leadership Institute and the Yale School of Public Health. Her research projects explore how nominally distinct complex systems may mirror and potentially influence each other. Her recent work has included: analyzing how virus spread among individual cells could serve as a model for innovation spread among complex human organizations and exploring how the practices of supply chain management by The Coca-Cola Company have been applied to improve delivery of medicines in Tanzania. Dr. Talbert-Slagle teaches courses at Yale on the role of water in infectious disease spread, the biology and social context of HIV/AIDS, and on methods for conducting independent research in global health. She received her B.S. and B.A. degrees from the University of Kentucky and her Ph.D. from Yale University in the Epidemiology of Microbial Disease.