Professor Christopher Dye FMedSci FRS

Chris Dye’s research has focused on the large-scale dynamics of tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, malaria, Ebola, Zika and other infectious diseases, linked to field studies in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America. Among other topics, he has investigated the epidemiology of tuberculosis linked to HIV/AIDS, the spread and containment of antimicrobial resistance, and the management of emerging pathogens.

From 2014 to 2018 he was Director of Strategy at the World Health Organization, where he served as science advisor to the Director General, oversaw the production and dissemination of health information by WHO press and libraries, and coordinated WHO’s work on health and the Sustainable Development Goals. Since leaving WHO, he has focused on the economics of prevention in public health and on the translation of science into health policy.

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 Royal 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 position

  • Visiting Professor of Zoology and Visiting Fellow, Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford

Subject groups

  • Organismal biology, evolution and ecology

    Biological statistics, Epidemiology (non-clinical), Ecology (incl behavioural ecology), Population genetics, Environmental biology, Biological modelling

  • Health and human sciences

    Clinical epidemiology, Economics, Medical microbiology, Medical statistics and demography

  • Other

    Public understanding of science, Science policy