Eric Goosby, MDProfessor of Medicine and Director of Global HealthDelivery and Diplomacy, Global Health Sciences University of California, San Francisco
Dr. Eric Goosby is a Professor of Medicine and Director of Global Health Delivery and Diplomacy, Global Health Sciences, at the University of California, San Francisco. From 2009-2013, he served in the Obama Administration as Ambassador-at-Large and U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, overseeing the implementation of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), and also led the State Department’s Office of Global Health Diplomacy. As CEO and Chief Medical Officer of Pangaea Global AIDS Foundation, 2001-2009, he played a key role in the development and implementation of HIV/AIDS national treatment scale-up plans in South Africa, Rwanda, China and Ukraine. During the Clinton Administration, Ambassador Goosby was Director of the Ryan White Care Act at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and later, served as Deputy Director of the White House National AIDS Policy Office and Director of the Office of HIV/AIDS Policy at HHS. In January 2015, Dr. Goosby was appointed by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to be the UN Special Envoy on Tuberculosis (TB). As Special Envoy, he works to promote awareness of TB, both to encourage people to get tested, and send a message to world leaders that more resources are needed to make the world free from TB.