Georgetown Alum, Scholar Appointed to Lead Global Fund for AIDS
December 4, 2012 – Mark Dybul (C'85, M'92), distinguished scholar at Georgetown’s O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health, will become the new executive director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in early 2013.
“This is a wonderful day for the field of global health, and we are extremely proud of Mark,” says Georgetown law professor Lawrence Gostin, who works with Dybul as faculty director of the O’Neill Institute. “We have no doubt that he will be transformative in his new role at the Global Fund.”
Dybul, also co-director of Georgetown’s global health law program, served as the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator from 2006 to 2009.
In his role as global AIDS coordinator, Dybul led the implementation of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) – the largest international health initiative in history for a single disease, and oversaw U.S. government engagement in the Global Fund.
Dybul also has served as chair of the Joint U.N. Programme on AIDS coordinating board and as a member of the board of trustees of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
“Mark is an invaluable member of our leadership team, and we are very thankful for his contributions to the mission of the Institute,” says Oscar Cabrera, executive director of the O’Neill Institute.
Dybul received his A.B. in philosophy and his M.D. from Georgetown before completing a residency in internal medicine at the University of Chicago Hospitals. He completed a fellowship in infectious diseases from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in 1995.