Gregory Zane is a PhD student in the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Washington. He received a Master of Public Health in Epidemiology at the University of Washington, and a Bachelor of Science in Public Health from The Ohio State University. Previously, he conducted microbial ecology research at Ohio State, pediatric emergency medicine research at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, and public health evaluation work in South Africa and Zimbabwe. Gregory most recently served as the lead Outbreak Systems Epidemiologist and WA Notify Epidemiologist for the Washington State Department of Health’s COVID-19 response. Through these roles, he provided epidemiologic support for centralized case investigation and contact tracing (CI/CT) processes, as well as expanding the implementation and evaluation of the Bluetooth Exposure Notification tool, WA Notify. His research interests include HIV and STI prevention, point-of-care testing, disease surveillance, and outbreak coordination.