Nils Daulaire, Former Assistant Secretary for Global Affairs, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Negotiating Act Three for Global Health on the World’s Stage
Thursday, January 28, 2016

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Dr. Nils Daulaire served in the Obama Administration as Assistant Secretary for Global Affairs at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and as the United States Representative on the Executive Board of the World Health Organization, as well as Alternate U.S. Board Member to the Global Fund. Earlier, he served in the Clinton Administration as Deputy Assistant Administrator for Policy at the U.S. Agency for International Development.

For over a decade, Dr. Daulaire was president and CEO of the Global Health Council, which led policy and advocacy efforts to improve maternal and child health, reproductive health and family planning, HIV/AIDS and infectious disease control in the poorest populations around the world. Earlier in his career, Dr. Daulaire worked for the John Snow Public Health Group, much of the time resident in Nepal where he conducted groundbreaking field research on community-based management of childhood pneumonia and vitamin A deficiency.

He comes to Harvard following a year as Senior Visiting Scholar on Global Health Security at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health and previously was a clinical professor of global health at the University of Washington and visiting professor of community and family medicine at Dartmouth Medical School. He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Medicine as well as the Council on Foreign Relations. Dr. Daulaire has worked with over 50 countries around the globe and speaks seven languages.