Dr. Louise Gresham

LG1DMDP is pleased that Dr. Louise Gresham has accepted our invitation to serve on the Board of Directors.  Dr. Gresham lead Fondation Mérieux (FMx) USA in Washington DC as the CEO & President 2012-2016 with a global mission to reduce the impact of infectious diseases among vulnerable populations. The trusted history and model of Fondation Mérieux Lyon France was accelerated through scientific partnerships for capacity building, access to quality diagnostics and biologics, and knowledge sharing in solidarity with peoples and governments.

As the former Director of the Biologics program for Senator Sam Nunn and Ted Turner at the Nuclear Threat Initiative, Louise created and supported regional infectious disease surveillance strengthening activities in regions of the world often in conflict including the Middle East, the Mekong Basin, Southern Africa and North Korea (DPRK). Louise is a member of the delegation that developed the first modern tuberculosis laboratory in North Korea with a humanitarian group CFK and the Stanford University-led Bay Area TB Consortium. She advised the Bipartisan WMB Center, chaired by Senators Graham and Talent, and was a member of the IOM Forum on Public Private Partnerships for Global Health & Safety.

Louise served as Senior Epidemiologist for Health and Human Services, San Diego County and retains her adjunct faculty appointment with the Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, California, USA.

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