Gail D. Hughes DrPH ’98, MPH ’85 (Epidemiology) is currently a professor at the University of Western Cape in (Bellville) Cape Town, South Africa, where she has been since 2010. She is also an adjunct professor at the University of Missouri-Columbia, School of Allied Health Professions and a visiting professor at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia. She is an executive board member for the Public Health Association of South Africa and is the scientific chair for its September 2014 annual conference. Hughes is a National Research Foundation-rated scientist in South Africa, and her primary research interest is utilization of medical pluralism by resource-constrained populations for prevention, maintenance, and treatment of non-communicable diseases. In addition to her academic and research portfolio, she serves as a consultant on prevention of mother-to-child transmission programs in sub-Saharan Africa.