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Kevin M. De Cock, MD, FRCP (UK), DTM&H
Director, Center for Global Health
Kevin M. De Cock, MD, FRCP, will be Director of the Center for Global Health. Throughout his career he has served in a variety of positions and medical schools in the United Kingdom, the United States, and sub-Saharan Africa. He most recently served as the Director of CDC Kenya. From 2006–2009 he served as Director of the World Health Organization (WHO) Department of HIV/AIDS, where he oversaw all of WHO’s work related to HIV/AIDS focusing on initiatives to assist low- and middle-income countries in scaling up their treatment, prevention, care, and support programs. He previously served as Director of the CDC Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, Surveillance, and Epidemiology.
Dr. De Cock is a U.S. citizen who was born in Belgium. He received his medical degree in 1974 from the University of Bristol, United Kingdom. He specialized in internal medicine and obtained extensive experience in infectious diseases, tropical medicine, and liver disease. He holds medical licenses from both the United Kingdom and the state of California, and is registered in the United Kingdom as a specialist in infectious and tropical diseases. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (United Kingdom) and Visiting Professor of Medicine and International Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Dr. De Cock has won a variety of awards including the Chalmers Medal, Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene; Commandeur de l' Ordre de la Santé Publique (Commander of the Order of Public Health), Côte d ' Ivoire; the CDC and ATSDR honor Award for International Health; the CDC Mackel Award; and the CDC William C. Watson Jr. Medal of Excellence. He has published over 280 articles and book chapters and has served as a referee for numerous scientific journals and organizations.
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