Dr. Chris Beyrer

Join us for a Global Health Conversation with Chris Beyrer, MD, MPH, director of the Duke Global Health Institute and an internationally recognized epidemiologist who has worked on the front lines of HIV/AIDS and COVID-19 treatment and research. Dr. Beyrer is also a renowned humanitarian human rights physician who has worked globally with vulnerable populations such as the Rohingya, an ethnic minority from Myanmar who have suffered mass persecution, violence, and displacement.

Beyrer, who has worked on COVID-19 vaccine trials since 2020, currently serves as senior scientific liaison to the COVID-19 Vaccine Prevention Network.  He is past president of the International AIDS Society, the world’s largest body of HIV professionals, and has served as an advisor to the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the HIV Vaccine Trials Network, the National Institutes of Health’s Office of AIDS Research, the U.S. Military HIV Research Program, the World Bank, the World Health Organization, and the Open Society Foundations, among numerous other organizations.  He is the author of more than 400 scientific papers and was recognized in 2022 as one of the world’s most cited scientists.

With an introduction by Dr. Michele Barry, Director of Stanford’s Center for Innovation in Global Health, Dr. Beyrer will speak with Global Health Faculty Fellow and School of Medicine Adjunct Lecturer Paul Costello about lessons learned from the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the past and present global response to HIV, and addressing global health disparities.

Event Details:

Wednesday, May 31st, 5:00-6:30p.m. PST
In person: Dean’s Suite Boardroom LKSC 320
Refreshments will be served.