Dr. Mark Dybul is Professor of Medicine and Faculty Director of the Center for Global Health and Quality at Georgetown University. Previously, he served as the Executive Director of the Global Fund and a principal architect in the creation of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) under President George W. Bush.
Under Dr. Dybul’s leadership, the Global Fund saw remarkable progress, including the transition to a new evidence-based funding model, which strategically invests resources to emphasize concrete results, and leverages domestic financing from implementing countries. Dr. Dybul also spearheaded the creation of wambo.org, an e-marketplace tool developed by the Global Fund to streamline procurement processes, optimize costs, and provide countries with access to affordable commodities to treat and prevent HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.
Prior to the Global Fund, Dr. Dybul served as the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, where he led the implementation of PEPFAR. He also served as chair of the Joint United Nations Program on AIDS’ coordinating board and as a member of the board of trustees of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. In addition, he led President Bush’s International Prevention of Mother and Child HIV initiative at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), was the Co-Executive Secretary of the HHS HIV therapy guidelines for adults and adolescents, and was a member of the writing committee for the World Health Organization’s guidelines on the use of antiretroviral therapy. At HHS, Dr. Dybul also served at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the National Institutes of Health and was the principal investigator in basic and clinical research with a particular emphasis on HIV treatment in Africa.
In addition to the medical degree he earned from Georgetown University School of Medicine, he has received honorary doctorates from Georgetown and from the University of San Francisco.