Dr. Mark DYBUL

Dr. Mark Dybul is the Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

Dr. Dybul has worked on HIV and public health for more than 25 years as a clinician, scientist, teacher and administrator. After graduating from Georgetown Medical School in Washington D.C., he joined the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, where he conducted basic and clinical studies on HIV virology, immunology and treatment optimization, including the first randomized, controlled trial with combination antiretroviral therapy in Africa.

He became a founding architect and driving force in the formation of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, better known as PEPFAR. After serving as Chief Medical officer, Assistant, Deputy and Acting director, he was appointed as its leader in 2006, becoming U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, with the rank of Ambassador at the level of an Assistant Secretary of State. He served until early 2009.

Before coming to the Global Fund, Dr. Dybul was the Co-Director of the Global Health Law Program at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University, where he was also a Distinguished Scholar. He has written extensively in scientific and policy literature, and has received several Honorary Degrees and awards. Currently, he is on leave as a professor of medicine at Georgetown University Medical Center, and the Joep Lange chair at the Joep Lange institute with a concurrent appointment as professor at the University of Amsterdam.