Alumni Stories

Mark Dybul, M.D. (C’85, M’92)

Former U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR); Distinguished Scholar, O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, Georgetown University

Location: Wagner Alumni House
Producer/Interviewer: Anneliesa Clump Alprin (G’06)
Editor: Lisa Fthenakis (C’10)

Mark Dybul, M.D.

While a student a Georgetown, Dybul recalls having many conversations with then-President Tim Healy, S.J. Father Healy encouraged Dybul to “do something bigger” – advice that led Dybul to pursue his frontline service in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

Ambassador Dybul formerly led the U.S. international health initiative dedicated to combating HIV/AIDS around the world. He oversaw the implementation of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) under President George W. Bush and, in that role, oversaw all U.S. government engagement in the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

After receiving his bachelor’s and medical degrees at Georgetown, Dybul completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of Chicago Hospitals in 1995 and a fellowship in infectious diseases at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in 1998. In 2008, Dybul received an honorary Doctor of Science degree from Georgetown in recognition of his untiring dedication to discovering a cure for HIV.

Currently, Dybul is a distinguished scholar and serves as co-director at Georgetown’s O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law where he teaches, conducts research and writes on a full range of global health initiatives.

Additional Resources

University News
“Former Global AIDS Leader Joins Faculty”
http://explore.georgetown.edu/news/?ID=40145

The United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)
http://www.pepfar.gov/

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