Seth F. Berkley

Seth F. Berkley is the President, Chief Executive Officer, and founder of the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative, a global not-for-profit organization, operational in 23 countries, working to ensure the development of safe, effective, accessible, preventive HIV vaccines for use throughout the world.  He is a medical doctor specializing in infectious disease epidemiology and international health.  Prior to founding IAVI in 1996, Dr. Berkley was the Associate Director of the Health Sciences Division at The Rockefeller Foundation.

He has worked for the Center for Infectious Diseases of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and for the Carter Center, where he was assigned as an epidemiologist at the Ministry of Health in Uganda.  In Africa, Dr. Berkley played a key role in Uganda’s first study of HIV and helped develop its National AIDS Control programs.

He is an adjunct Professor of Public Health a t Columbia University and an adjunct Professor of Medicine at Brown University, sits on a number of international steering committees and corporate and not-for-profit boards and has consulted or worked in over 25 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. The author of over 85 publications, Dr. Berkley has written extensively on infectious disease and frequently serves as a media commentator on health technology development, AIDS and global health issues.  He received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Brown University and trained in Internal Medicine at Harvard University.

Source: University Programs and Events Planning Resources, June 2006