Paul R. De Lay, MD, DTM&H, ChairGlobal Health Advisor, Alexandria, VA
Paul R. De Lay is a global health expert who has spent decades contributing to policies, programs, technical information, guidelines and best practices related to all sectors involved in the response to HIV and AIDS. Most recently, he was Deputy Executive Director for the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). He has held multiple leadership positions in the field, including Director, Evidence, Monitoring and Policy for UNAIDS in Geneva, Switzerland, and Chief of the HIV/AIDS Division, Global Bureau for Population, Health, and Nutrition at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Dr. De Lay has also served as a Team Leader/Epidemiologist for the World Health Organization, Global Programme on AIDS in Malawi, where he assisted the Ministry of Health with planning and implementing that country’s AIDS control activities.
Earlier in his career, Dr. De Lay was Medical Director of Refugee Medical Services for the San Francisco Department of Public Health, where he established medical screening protocols and ongoing care for more than 35,000 refugees who had settled in the city.
Dr. De Lay has received several prestigious awards and designations, including the USAID-Science and Technology Award in recognition of exceptional technical leadership of the agency’s HIV/AIDS program from 1996 to 2002, as well as the USAID-Meritorious Unit Citation for outstanding initiative and dedication and extraordinary teamwork in coordinating the agency’s Expanded Response for HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease in 2001. He has also authored articles and opinion pieces that have been published in peer-reviewed journals.
Dr. De Lay received a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of California at Santa Cruz. He graduated from the University of California at Davis School of Medicine and completed his medical internship at the U.S. Public Health Service Hospital in San Francisco. Dr. De Lay received a Diploma of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, followed by a Residency and Fellowship with Board Certification in Preventive Medicine and Public Health at the U.S. Public Health Service Hospital, San Francisco.
Dr. De Lay joined the FHI 360 Board of Directors in 2013 and is its Chair.