Trevor Mundel MD PhD

Dr. Trevor Mundel, president of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Global Health Program, leads the foundation’s efforts in research and development of health solutions including vaccines, drugs, and diagnostics, focusing on health problems that have a major impact in developing countries but get too little attention and funding. He oversees the Global Health Program’s work which harnesses innovations in science and technology, to fight diseases such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria. Mundel joined the foundation in 2011.

Mundel’s professional background is in healthcare. He earned his bachelor’s and medical degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. He also studied mathematics, logic and philosophy at Balliol College, University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar, and earned his Ph.D. in mathematics at the University of Chicago.