Malaria

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Doctor Laurence Slutsker

Director of the Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases Program, PATH

Dr Laurence Slutsker joined PATH in May 2016 where he is currently the Director of the Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases Program and the Center for Malaria Control and Elimination. Dr Slutsker has a B.S. from the University of Michigan, medical degree from Case Western Reserve University, and a Master’s in Public Health degree from the University of California, Berkeley. He completed his medical training at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and is board certified in internal medicine and preventive medicine.

Dr Slutsker joined the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 1987 and has more than 20 years’ experience with CDC in malaria. He has also held staff positions in the HIV/AIDS and diarrhoeal diseases programmes. Dr Slutsker has conducted epidemiologic research on a broad range of topics including malaria, causes of infant mortality in developing countries, HIV/AIDS, diarrhoeal diseases, and reproductive and general tropical public health.

He has served in a number of leadership positions at CDC including Director of the KEMRI/CDC Research Station in western Kenya (2001-2005), Chief of the Malaria Branch (2005-2010), Associate Director for Science, Center for Global Health (2010-2012) and Director, Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria (2012-2016). He has held past or current senior advisory roles with a number of organizations including WHO, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, NIH, FDA, and the Roll Back Malaria Partnership. He has authored or co-authored more than 230 scientific journal articles, book chapters, and other publications.

Last updated: 5 July 2016