Eric Goosby, MD

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Eric Goosby is a Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Director of Global Health Delivery and Diplomacy, Institute for Global Health Sciences, at the University of California, San Francisco. He has been on the faculty at UCSF since the 1980s. In January 2015, Eric was appointed by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to be the UN Special Envoy on Tuberculosis (TB), and served in this capacity through 2019. As Special Envoy, he was central in the planning and implementation of the UN General Assembly High Level Meeting on TB in September 2018, and was lead Editor on the Lancet Commission on TB that outlined a global response to contain TB and sent a message to world leaders that more resources are needed to make the world free from TB.

From 2009-2013, he served in the Obama Administration as Ambassador-at-Large and U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, Assistant Secretary of State, overseeing the implementation of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), and also founded and led the State Department’s Office of Global Health Diplomacy.

As CEO and Chief Medical Officer of Pangaea Global AIDS Foundation, 2001-2009, he played a key role in the development and implementation of HIV/AIDS national treatment scale-up plans in South Africa, Rwanda, China and Ukraine. 

During the Clinton Administration (1992-2000), Dr. Goosby was Director of the Ryan White Care Act (brought treatment and enabling services to indigent AIDS patients in 52 US cities) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and later, served as Deputy Director of the White House National AIDS Policy Office and Director of the Office of HIV/AIDS Policy at HHS, where he created and chaired the Guidelines for Antiretroviral Therapy for Adults, Adolescents, and Pregnant Women.  

Dr. Goosby is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and the Council on Foreign Relations. He is Board Chair of the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative, and is a member of the Advisory Board to the Director of NIH, Fogarty International NIH, the Clinton Foundation, Elton John Foundation and on Advisory/Guideline Boards for UNAIDS, WHO TB office and WHO HIV office. He remains active as an advisor to the UK Antimicrobial Resistance Initiative and to numerous Government Ministries of Health and Schools of Public Health in Sub Saharan Africa, Southeast Asia and Eastern Europe.