Dr. Laurence Slutsker joined PATH in May 2016 as Director of the Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases Program and the Center for Malaria Control and Elimination. Dr. Slutsker has a B.S. from the University of Michigan, a medical degree from Case Western Reserve University, and a Master’s in Public Health from the University of California, Berkeley. He completed his medical training at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and is board certified in internal medicine and preventive medicine.
Dr. Slutsker has broad experience across a number of disease areas. He joined the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 1987 and accumulated more than 20 years’ experience with the CDC in malaria. He has also held staff positions in the HIV/AIDS and diarrheal diseases programs. Dr. Slutsker has conducted epidemiologic research on topics including malaria, causes of infant mortality in developing countries, HIV/AIDS, diarrheal diseases, and reproductive and general tropical public health. He has served in a number of leadership positions at the CDC, including Director of the KEMRI/CDC Research Station in Western Kenya (2001-2005), Chief of the Malaria Branch (2005-2010), Associate Director for Science, Center for Global Health (2010-2012), and Director of the Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria (2012-2016).
He has held or currently holds advisory roles with a number of organizations, including the World Health Organization, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, National Institutes of Health, US Food and Drug Administration, and the Roll Back Malaria Partnership. He has authored or coauthored more than 230 scientific journal articles, book chapters, and other publications.