Board of Advisors

The Center established an activist Board of Advisors comprised of prominent figures from public health and foreign policy. The board:

  • Contributes actively to setting the Center’s priorities and evolving agenda
  • Participates in leadership roles in the Center’s activities and conduct outreach throughout the country. 
  • Maintains an active ongoing dialogue with senior policymakers
  • Publishes opinion pieces and commentary on major global health issues
  • Builds knowledge of global health initiatives among policymakers

Current Board Members

The Honorable William H. Frist, M.D.
Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader

Helene Gayle, M.D., M.P.H.
President & CEO, CARE

Robert L. Mallett
Senior Vice President,
Worldwide Alliance Development,
Philanthropy, and Corporate Responsibility;
President, Pfizer Foundation

Michael H. Merson, M.D.
Duke University Global Health Institute

James Peake
Former U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs

Steven Phillips, M.D.
Medical Director, Global Issues and Projects
Exxon Mobil

Edward Scott
Co-founder and Chairman,
Center for Global Development

Jeffrey L. Sturchio, Ph.D.
Vice President,
Corporate Responsibility;
Merck & Co., Inc.

Rajeev Venkayya, M.D.
Global Health Delivery,
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation