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Ambassador Mark Dybul

CDR Co-Chairman and Former Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight Aids, TB, and Malaria


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

Dybul became a founding architect and driving force in the implementation of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, better known as PEPFAR. After serving as Chief Medical Officer, Assistant, Deputy and Acting director, in 2006 he was appointed as its leader, 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.

Dybul is a Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Georgetown University School of Medicine, 2014 to present. He has written extensively in scientific and policy literature, and has received several Honorary Degrees and awards.