Dr. Agnes Kiragga is the head of statistics unit and senior research scientist and data scientist at the Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI), at the College of Health Science, Makerere University Kampala, Uganda. She has vast experience in public health research and use of advanced statistical and data science tools to address health priorities in Africa. Dr. Kiragga has participated and spear-headed several research projects in the Uganda and several African countries in the field of HIV and other infectious diseases including Tuberculosis and COVID-19, Sexual and Reproductive health, mental health, women’s health, non-communicable diseases and has applied advanced data science tools to inform public health management. She is currently involved in projects that leverage large structured and unstructured datasets to reveal important public health interventions and improves livelihood of persons living in Africa through the application of big data analytics. She is keen to promote the uptake of science and mathematics among African girls and women and is a co-founder of the African Women in Science Hub.