David Brandling-Bennett, senior advisor, malaria is responsible for the mobilize initiative of the malaria strategy and serves on the boards of three major partners, the Medicines for Malaria Venture, the Innovative Vector Control Consortium, and the Roll Back Malaria Partnership. For the last, he has chaired the task force overseeing development of the next Global Malaria Action Plan.
David joined the foundation in 2003 as senior program officer in infectious diseases. In 2008 he was appointed deputy director of malaria, and in September 2013 he became the senior advisor for malaria.
He received his undergraduate and medical education at Harvard University and did his training in internal medicine at Stanford and Harvard Universities. He is an alumnus of the Epidemic Intelligence Service and the preventive medicine residency at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In 1976, he obtained a Diploma in Tropical Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.