Mark Dybul is co-director of the Center for Global Health and Quality and a professor in the Medicine Department at Georgetown University Medical Center. Previously, he was executive director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and the US global AIDS coordinator overseeing the implementation of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, which he helped create. In the late 1990s, Dybul was an HIV research fellow at the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases. He went on to lead President George W. Bush’s International Prevention of Mother and Child HIV initiative and later became the inaugural Global Health Fellow of the George W. Bush Institute.
The HIV epidemic globally is mostly impacting young people. Figuring out how to get young people tested and treated for HIV is a problem many communities can’t solve. But Mark Dybul, co-director of the Center for Global Health and Quality, sees opportunities to couple HIV intervention with other health prevention measures for young people.