Ambassador Mark Dybul Appointed Executive Director of Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

November 19, 2012 —

Ambassador Mark Dybul Ambassador Mark Dybul

Ambassador Mark R. Dybul, co-director of the global health law program and distinguished scholar at the O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University, has been appointed executive director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. He will join the Global Fund in early 2013.

“This is a wonderful day for the field of global health, and we are extremely proud of Mark. We have no doubt that he will be transformative in his new role at the Global Fund,” said Georgetown Law Professor Lawrence O. Gostin, faculty director of the O’Neill Institute.  “Mark is an invaluable member of our leadership team, and we are very thankful for his contributions to the mission of the Institute,” added Oscar A. Cabrera, executive director of the O’Neill Institute.

Dybul is the Global Health Fellow at the George W. Bush Institute. From 2006 to 2009, he served as the United States Global AIDS Coordinator. In that role, he 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. He has also served as chair of the Joint United Nations Programme on AIDS' coordinating board and as a member of the board of trustees of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.  

Dybul received his A.B. in philosophy and his M.D. from Georgetown University 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.