Director of UCL Institute for Global Health
He led the UCL Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology, UCL-TB and was a senior investigator at the MRC Clinical Trials Unit. He was head of TB at Public Health England. Prior to his appointment at UCL, he was Professor in Health Protection at the Norwich Medical School. He qualified in medicine in 1992 and initially trained in general medicine before specialising in public health medicine. His academic public health training was undertaken at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of Cambridge and the University of East Anglia. He serves on/chairs several expert/advisory groups for the WHO and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.
Senior TB Technical Advisor at USAID (United States Agency for International Development)
Wellcome Trust Senior Fellow / Clinical Epidemiologist
Liz Corbett is a Wellcome Trust Senior Fellow and a Clinical Epidemiologist with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, based full time in Blantyre, Malawi. Her main research interests concern control of TB in HIV prevalent populations from the public health perspective, with a focus on the epidemiology at primary care and community level, and intervention trials. She is a member of the Strategic and Technical Advisory Group for the TB Programme of the World Health Organization. Her research has highlighted the public health importance of undiagnosed infectious TB and community-level interventions providing access to TB and HIV diagnosis. She has ongoing research in self-testing for HIV, management of smear-negative TB suspects, TB diagnostic evaluation, and in the epidemiology of adolescent long-term survivors of mother-to-child transmission of HIV infection
Philippe Glaziou is team leader in charge of epidemiological analyses of the burden of TB, the impact of TB control and global projections of TB burden, at the Stop TB Department of the World Health Organization in Geneva. He is a medical doctor and holds post-graduate degrees in biostatistics, clinical trials methodology, epidemiology, tropical medicine and public health from the Universiities Paris VI, Bordeaux and Nancy. Prior to joining WHO in 2004, he was employed by the Institute Pasteur in Paris, posted internationally as Laboratory head in several Pasteur Institutes. His current area of interest is disease burden estimation
Head of Strategic Information, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
Mr. Johannes Hunger has been the Head of Strategic Information at The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria since October 27, 2014. Mr. Hunger joined the Global Fund in 2007 as a Senior Strategy and Policy Officer. He then served as Senior Policy Analyst, Senior Manager in Strategy and Policy, and most recently as the acting Head of Strategy and Policy in the Office of the Executive Director. He has also served as senior focal point for Global Fund Partners,
Dr. Carol Levin is an expert in costing health technologies and interventions delivered in public health delivery systems. Currently, she is the director for the Global Health Cost Consortium to strengthen access to, and the use of, high quality cost data for HIV and TB. Previously, she led the systematic review of costs of global health interventions as part of the Disease Control Priorities Project. Her interests are in conducting research on the costs and cost-effectiveness of introducing and scaling up public health interventions related to maternal, reproductive and child health and HIV. She has also recently conducted research on the costs of domestic programs in the US, recently completing work with colleagues at UW Department of Psychiatry to estimate the cost of initiatives in the Washington State mental health program. In addition to health economics, she is also an expert in the area of food security and nutrition policy, where most recently she focused on implementing and evaluating an integrated agriculture and health project to maximize health and nutrition outcomes. She was also a contributing author to the 2015 Global Nutrition Report on defining healthy food systems.
Adam MacNeil, PhD, MPH, is the staff epidemiologist for the Special Pathogens Branch within CDC’s proposed new National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID) in Atlanta. The primary focus of his work in the Special Pathogens Branch is on surveillance and epidemiology of high-hazard zoonotic viruses. He has a PhD from the Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases at Harvard University and an MPH in epidemiology from the University of Michigan.
Before joining the Special Pathogens Branch, Dr. MacNeil was an Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) officer at CDC and was involved in multiple international outbreak investigations, including Ebola hemorrhagic fever in Uganda, monkeypox in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and atypical Varicella zoster virus infection in the Republic of the Congo.
Jeremiah Chakaya Muhwa
Deputy Executive Secretary of Stop TB Partnership
David - Senior Program Officer in Decision Sciences at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Prior to joining the Foundation, David was a Professor of Modeling & Health Economics at the Burnet Institute and Monash University in Australia, and CEO of the Optima Consortium for Decision Science, where he was leading teams conducting applied research into improving efficiency in health responses. In 17 years as an academic prior to joining the Gates Foundation, his dominant focus was on allocative efficiency for major infectious diseases (with special focus on HIV) although has also worked in other areas of health and complementary methods. This includes, for six years being the Head of Public Health Surveillance in Australia for blood-borne viruses and STIs. Most of his work has been conducted to support LMIC governments and their local or global partners to make better decisions for health through the generation, synthesis and promotion of quantitative evidence including surveillance, modeling, health economics and resource allocation, strategic target setting, supporting strategic purchasing and financing, and capacity building in countries for the translation of evidence to policy and programming. Working in approximately 40 countries on all continents, he has published over 230 scientific papers and delivered over 500 scientific addresses.