Compiled by SW Resident and Disease Expert, Dr. Dennis Carroll
By Mike Goodman
Southwest’s own Dennis Carroll, Ph.D., currently serves as the Director of the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID’s) Pandemic Influenza and other Emerging Threats Unit. In this position Dr. Carroll is responsible for providing strategic and operational leadership for the agency’s programs addressing new and emerging disease threats, which has included leading the agency’s response to the H5N1 avian influenza and H1N1 pandemic viral threats. He is presently coordinating the rollout of USAID’s new Emerging Pandemic Threats program—a global effort to combat new disease threats.
Dr. Carroll has previously served in senior positions at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), in senior capacities including overseeing the agency’s programs in malaria, tuberculosis, antimicrobial resistance, disease surveillance, as well as neglected and emerging infectious diseases. He has a doctorate in biomedical research with a special focus in tropical infectious diseases from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Dr. Carroll has received awards from both the CDC and USAID, including the 2006 USAID Science and Technology Award for his work on malaria and avian influenza, and the 2008 Administrator’s Management Innovation Award for his management of the Agency’s Avian and Pandemic Influenza program.
Dr. Carroll compiled the following information exclusively for “The Southwester” and our community: