Our distinguished External Advisory Board members include internationally recognized experts from a wide variety of disciplines, fields, organizations and countries — both within and beyond health sciences. The members include two former ministers of health, a former FDA Commissioner, and thought leaders in many of the issues that are front and center in global health today.  

Ala Alwan, MBChB
Visiting Professor, Department of Global Health, University of Washington

Arun Chockalingam, MS, PhD, FACC, FAHA
Professor, Epidemiology and Global Health
Director, Office of Global Public Health Education and Training
Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto

Jacqueline Darroch, PhD
Senior Fellow, Guttmacher Institute

Christopher Elias, MD, MPH
President, Global Development, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

David Fleming, MD
Vice President of Public Health, PATH

Patricia Garcia, MD, MPH, PhD 
Professor, Cayetano Heredia University, Lima, Peru

Margaret (Peggy) Hamburg, MD
Foreign Secretary, National Academy of Medicine

Denis Hayes, JD
President and CEO, The Bullitt Foundation

Lee Huntsman, PhD
President Emeritus, University of Washington

Ruth Nduati, MBChB, MPH
Professor of Paediatrics, College of Health Sciences, Department of Padediatrics, University of Nairobi

Guy Palmer, DVM, PhD
Creighton Chair and Senior Director of Global Health
Regents Professor of Pathology and Infectious Diseases
Washington State University

Vikram Patel, FMedSci
Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine
Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Joint Director of the Centre for Chronic Conditions and Injuries at the Public Health Foundation of India

Peter Piot, MD, PhD, FRCP, FMedSci
Director and Professor of Global Health, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine 
United Kingdom

Brooks Simpson
President, Pacific Rim Medical Systems

Bruder Stapleton, MD
Senior Vice President of Scientific Affairs, Seattle Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center
Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington