Christopher Dye: A Problem Shared: Teaming Up to Fight Epidemic Diseases

Director of Strategy, Office of the Director General World Health Organization
Friday, February 12, 2016: 5:00 PM-6:00 PM
Salon 2 (Marriott Wardman Park)
Dr. Christopher Dye began professional life as an ecologist in the United Kingdom, after completing a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of York and a DPhil in zoology from the University of Oxford. After developing an interest in infectious diseases at Imperial College London, he moved to the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine to bring his research closer to public health. He was head of the London School’s Vector Biology and Epidemiology Unit until 1996, carrying out research on leishmaniasis, malaria, rabies, and other infectious and zoonotic diseases in Africa, Asia, and South America. Dye joined the World Health Organization in 1996, where he has developed methods for using national surveillance and survey data to study the large-scale dynamics and control of tuberculosis and other communicable diseases. Working with governments and other agencies he is continuously engaged in the process of translating science into health policy. He is epidemiology advisor to the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, a visiting professor of zoology at the University of Oxford, and a member of the Board of Reviewing Editors for Science.
Christopher Dye, World Health Organization
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