Dr. Uzma Syed is a board-certified Infectious Disease Specialist at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Syed was featured on TEDx for her talk on COVID-19 titled “The Ripple Effect from neighborhoods to beyond”, and is the co- editor of the book “Coronavirus Disease: From Origin to Outbreak”, forthcoming in 2021 by Elsevier. Dr. Syed cares passionately about education. She is the founder & CEO of a non-profit organization Align Us Inc., which provides career mentorship for high school students. Dr. Syed is also a community and youth leader with a focus on teen initiatives as a member of the Interfaith Council of Syosset-Woodbury-Jericho. Dr. Syed speaks about her work as an infectious disease specialist, and what the world will look like as we navigate the next few months of COVID.