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Plagues, Pandemics and Policies for Health

Oct 17, 2011

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Christopher Dye, the director of health information within the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Office of HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases, presented a talk on October 17, 2011, titled, "Plagues, Pandemics and Policies for Health." Dye was the inaugural speaker for the Woodrow Wilson School’s Gilbert Omenn ’61 Lecture in Science Policy. Dye joined WHO in 1996, and has developed methods for using national surveillance and survey data to study large-scale dynamics and control of tuberculosis and other communicable diseases. Working with governments and other agencies, he is continuously engaged in the process of translating science into health policy. He is a visiting professor of zoology at the University of Oxford, a member of the board of reviewing editors for Science, and a fellow of the UK Academy of Medical Sciences. The Woodrow Wilson School event was co-sponsored by the Center for Health and Wellbeing and Princeton University’s Grand Challenges Program.