GTS Steering Committee Members

Ex-Officio Committee Member

Doctor David Brandling-Bennett

Senior Advisor, Malaria, Global Health Division, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, United States

Dr David Brandling-Bennett is the Senior Advisor for Malaria in the Global Health Program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He received his undergraduate and medical education at Harvard University and did his training in internal medicine at Stanford and Harvard Universities. He joined the Epidemic Intelligence Service at the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 1971, where he completed a residency in preventive medicine. In 1976, he obtained a Diploma in Tropical Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Dr Brandling-Bennett has lived and worked in Central America, Thailand, and Kenya. In 1989, he joined WHO/PAHO and served as head of epidemiology and director of communicable diseases until 1995, when he became the Organization’s Deputy Director.

Dr Brandling-Bennett joined the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in August 2003 as Senior Program Officer in Infectious Diseases. In 2008, he was appointed Deputy Director of malaria and in September 2013 he became the Senior Advisor for malaria.