Christopher Dye

World Health Organization, Office of the Director General, Geneva, Switzerland

Dr. Chris Dye’s research has focused on the large-scale dynamics of tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, malaria, Ebola, and other infectious diseases, and he has worked at field sites in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America. Among other topics, he has investigated the rise of tuberculosis linked to HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa and the spread and containment of antimicrobial resistance.

As part of his current work as Director of Strategy at the World Health Organization, he is continuously engaged in the process of translating science into health policy, in collaboration with governments and other agencies.

In addition to being a Fellow of the Royal Society, Dr. Dye is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences and a Fellow of the Society of Biology. Between 2006 and 2009, he presented public lectures as Gresham Professor of Physic at Gresham College in the city of London.