Samson Girma is an expert in the field of public health microbiology and has extensive experience and training in laboratory diagnostic, food, and drinking water microbiology at the Ethiopian Public Health Institute, Food and Nutrition sciences Directorate. He has a great deal of experience in the investigation of outbreaks related to food and waterborne pathogens throughout the country. Sampson has served on both task forces and laboratory investigation teams for various outbreaks and epidemics of known and unknown communicable epidemic diseases. He also served as a Member of the Scientific and ethical research Committee (SERC) at the Ethiopian Public Health Institute. Samson has published more than 12 publications on his research experience in the fields of clinical, foodborne, and waterborne pathogens in both local and international journals. He was also part of creating a water safety plan as part of the WHO semi-quantitative risk assessment for the improvement of the public drinking water from the source to the consumer. Samson received an MSc in Applied Microbiology from Addis Ababa University in 2005 focusing on antimicrobial properties of novel plant-derived compounds on Salmonella and Shigella strains from diarrheagenic children at Black Lion Hospital. His research interests include drug resistance in relation to One Health, the role of probiotics in the prevention and treatment of disease, and foodborne disease modeling.