Seth Berkley
President and CEO, International AIDS Vaccine Initiative

Seth Berkley participated in the World Leader’s Forum event, Taking a Stand: Challenges and Controversies in Reproductive Health, Maternal Mortality, and HIV/AIDS, in June 2006. 

Seth Berkley, President, CEO and founder of the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative, a global not-for-profit organization, operational in 23 countries, working to ensure the development of safe, effective, accessible, preventive HIV vaccines for use throughout the world. He is a medical doctor specializing in infectious disease epidemiology and international health. Prior to founding IAVI in 1996, Dr. Berkley was the Associate Director of the Health Sciences Division at The Rockefeller Foundation.

He has worked for the Center for Infectious Diseases of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and for the Carter Center, where he was assigned as an epidemiologist at the Ministry of Health in Uganda. In Africa, Dr. Berkley played a key role in Uganda's first study of HIV and helped develop its National AIDS Control programs.

He is an adjunct Professor of Public Health at Columbia University and an adjunct Professor of Medicine at Brown University, sits on a number of international steering committees and corporate and not-for-profit boards and has consulted or worked in over 25 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. The author of over 85 publications, Dr. Berkley has written extensively on infectious disease and frequently serves as a media commentator on health technology development, AIDS and global health issues. He received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Brown University and trained in Internal Medicine at Harvard University.

Participated In

Taking a Stand: Challenges and Controversies in Reproductive Health, Maternal Mortality, and HIV/AIDS

Date: June 8, 2006 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Roone Arledge Auditorium, Alfred Lerner Hall
A Symposium in Honor of Allan Rosenfield and His Four Decades of Bold Leadership in Public Health


This World Leaders Forum program addresses public health issues of profound global importance-issues directly related to the Millennium Development Goals. Dr. Allan Rosenfield, Dean of the Mailman School of Public Health, has pioneered innovative programs in reproductive health, maternal mortality, and the treatment of HIV-infected women, men and children. He has advanced the health and human rights of populations around the world. Presentations and discussions featured foremost public health and policy experts from major international health organizations, the United Nations, leading academic institutions, and distinguished faculty from the Mailman School of Public Health.