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Christopher Dye

Christopher Dye

Dr Christopher Dye FMedSci FRS


Elected: 2012





Chris Dye’s research has focused on the large-scale dynamics of tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, malaria, Ebola and other infectious diseases, and he has worked at field sites in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America. Amongst other topics, he has investigated the rise of tuberculosis linked to HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa, and the spread and containment of antimicrobial resistance.

As part of his current work as Director of Strategy at the World Health Organization, he is continuously engaged in the process of translating science into health policy, in collaboration with governments and other agencies.

In addition to being a Fellow of the Royal Society, Chris is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences and a Fellow of the Society of Biology. Between 2006 and 2009, he presented public lectures as Gresham Professor of Physic at Gresham College in the city of London.

Professional positions

Director, Strategy, Office of the Director General, World Health Organisation
Visiting Professor of Zoology, University of Oxford

Interest and expertise

Subject groups

  • Organismal biology, evolution and ecology
    • Epidemiology (non-clinical), Ecology (incl behavioural ecology), Population genetics, Environmental biology, Biological modelling, Biological statistics
  • Health and human sciences
    • Clinical epidemiology, Economics, Medical microbiology, Medical statistics and demography
  • Other
    • Public understanding of science, Science policy


Epidemiology, Public and occupational health, Population biology, Infectious diseases, Mathematical modeling, Ecology

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