Dr. Yach established the Centre for Epidemiological Research at the South African Medical Research Council, which focused on quantifying inequalities and the impact of urbanization on health. He has authored or coauthored more than 200 articles covering the breadth of global health issues. Dr. Yach serves on several advisory boards, including those of the Clinton Global Initiative, the World Economic Forum, the Pan American Health and Education Foundation, the Oxford Health Alliance, and Vitality USA. Dr. Yach received his M.B.Ch.B. from the University of Cape Town Medical School in 1979 and completed his clinical internship in medicine and surgery at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town in 1980. Dr. Yach also received an M.P.H. from the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene in 1985. In 2007 Georgetown University presented Dr. Yach with Honoris Causa (D.Sc.). Dr. Yach is a South African national.


Dr. Bridget B. Kelly is a Program Officer with the Board on Global Health. She first joined the National Academies as a Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Graduate Fellow. Prior to joining the Board on Global Health, she worked in the Board on Children, Youth, and Families as staff for the Committee on the Prevention of Mental Disorders and Substance Abuse Among Children, Youth, and Young Adults, the Committee on Depression, Parenting Practices, and the Healthy Development of Children, and the Committee on Strengthening Benefit-Cost Methodology for the Evaluation of Early Childhood Interventions. She received her B.A. from Williams College and completed an M.D. and a Ph.D. in neurobiology as part of the Medical Scientist Training Program at Duke University. In addition to her work in science and health, she has more than 10 years of experience in grassroots nonprofit arts administration.

Collin Weinberger is a research associate at the Board on Global Health. Prior to joining the IOM, he was a Communications Associate at Global Health Strategies, a communications and advocacy consultancy specializing in diseases of the developing world. He also spent a year as a volunteer with Partners in Health/Socios en Salud in Lima, Peru, where he worked with the organization’s children’s health, multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis, and HIV/AIDS programs. He received his bachelors degree in health and societies from the University of Pennsylvania.

Louise Jordan is a research assistant for the Board on Global Health. She received a B.S. degree from the University of Utah. Prior to joining the Board on Global Health, she worked for the Board on Population Health as staff for the Committee on Review of Priorities in the National Vaccine

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