Mike Merson, MD

Mike Merson 1Wolfgang Joklik Professor of Global Health; Director, Duke Global Health Institute
Merson is the founding director of the Duke Global Health Institute and the Wolfgang Joklik Professor of Global Health at Duke University. He has served as director of the World Health Organization’s Diarrheal Diseases Control Program, Acute Respiratory Infections Control Program, and the Global Program on AIDS. The last program was responsible for mobilizing and coordinating the global response to the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Merson served as the Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS at Yale University. He has served in advisory capacities for UNAIDS, WHO, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria, World Bank, Doris Duke Foundation, World Economic Forum, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and on several NIH review panels and advisory committees. He is a member of the Commission for Smart Global Health Policy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.