Stephen Hodgins MD MSc DrPH is Associate Professor, Program Director, Global Health at the School of Public Health, University of Alberta. He is also Editor-in-Chief: Global Health: Science & Practice. Previously, Steve was Senior Technical Advisor for Newborn Health providing technical leadership and Support for Save the Children's Saving Newborn Lives program. He is a public health physician who trained at McGill and UNC-Chapel Hill. He has broad public health and health services interests but his focus has been on public health practice. Through most of his career CHWs have been an important element of his work, beginning when he was a volunteer in north India almost 30 years ago. Together with Claire Glenton, Simon Lewin and others, he has published on community health worker motivation in Nepal.