Dr. Emmy Metta is a research scientist at IHI and a co-investigator for a project on health systems governance for an inclusive and sustainable social health protection in Ghana and Tanzania (R4D Project). She joined IHI in 2003 where she coordinated the community acceptability component of the interdisciplinary monitoring project for anti-malarial combination therapy (IMPACT – TZ) and of another project on improving access and targeting of anti-malaria combination treatments (ACT consortium project). She has participated in various implementation and evaluation projects and has a vast experience in designing and conducting qualitative studies in different settings in Tanzania. Her research interest range from community perspectives of health, ill-health and diseases both infectious and non-communicable diseases, social determinants of health and in the field of social health protection. She is a member of the IHI curriculum development team for a two-year Master’s program on Public Health Research with Nelson Mandela Institute for Science and Technology. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts and Masters of Arts (Sociology) from the University of Dar es Salaam. Her PhD project – from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands – was on health seeking behaviour among adults in the context of the epidemiological transition in Southern Tanzania where she focused on malaria and diabetes.