Dr. Stefano Bertozzi, director of HIV, oversees grants in HIV vaccine development, biomedical prevention research, diagnostics development and resistance monitoring, and strategies for introduction and scaling-up of interventions.
Bertozzi worked with the foundation in his previous roles at UNAIDS, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Bank. He was with the National Institute of Public Health (INSP) in Mexico from 1998-2009. As the director of its Center for Evaluation Research & Surveys, he led economics and statistics teams that conducted impact evaluations of large health and social programs in Mexico, and elsewhere in Africa, Asia and Latin America. He also led the INSP's AIDS/Sexually Transmitted Infections research group, is a member of the Global Fund's Technical Evaluation Reference Group and UNAIDS’ Economics Reference Group, and chairs the Steering Committee of aids2031.
Bertozzi’s research has covered a diverse range of projects in health economics and policy, focusing on the economic aspects of HIV/AIDS and on the health impact of large social programs.
He received his BS in Biology and PhD in Health Policy and Management from MIT, his MD from University of California, San Diego, and residency training in internal medicine at University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Bertozzi has lived in and/or worked with developing countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America since 1988, and speaks English, French, Spanish, and Italian.