Chris leads the team focused on strengthening immunization delivery platforms in priority geographies to reach more underserved communities, and adolescents, with vaccines and other vital services.
Chris has worked at the Foundation for over 8 years and has established and led multiple impact-oriented teams. The teams have led work on delivery innovations such as electronic immunization registries and new cold chain technologies as well as forging new delivery partnerships with the World Bank and other Global Health Funds. Prior to joining the foundation in 2014, Chris worked for the World Health Organization (WHO), primarily on immunization and polio eradication. His various roles included leading outbreak response, overseeing one of WHO’s largest global disease surveillance and data networks, providing technical advice to dozens of countries on strategies to complete eradication, and working on global policy development related to vaccine strategies. He has played active roles in interrupting poliovirus transmission India, Nigeria, and multiple outbreak countries. He started his time at WHO in the Western Pacific Regional Office in Manila, Philippines and then moved to WHO Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. Before that, he worked as a fellow at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on tuberculosis monitoring and evaluation systems in Central Asia. Chris also spent some years teaching biology in the Czech Republic and doing research with Habitat for Humanity on the relationship between improved housing and health.
Chris holds a BS in Biology from Wake Forest University and an MPH from the Emory University Rollins School of Public Health.
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