Dr Alan Magill MD is the Director, Malaria, at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in Seattle, Washington, USA. Dr. Magill is ABIM board-certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases. He has dual academic appointments as Associate Professor of Medicine and Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine and Biometrics at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) in Bethesda, Maryland.
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His primary research interests have been in malaria and leishmaniasis. His focus has been on new product development in vaccines, drugs, and diagnostics. Previous positions include Program Manager (2009-2012) at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) where he developed and enabled a plant based vaccine production capability. He retired after 27 years active duty service in the US Army in 2010.
Dr Magill was formerly the Director of the Division of Experimental Therapeutics and the Science Director at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) in Washington DC, USA. Dr. Magill was previously the Head of Parasitology at the Naval Medical Research Center Detachment (NMRCD) in Lima and the Head of Clinical Research for the Malaria Vaccine Development Unit of the U.S. National Institutes of Health. He is a faculty member for the Gorgas Course in Clinical Tropical Medicine in Lima, Peru, and a sought after speaker on travel and tropical medicine-related topics. He participates in numerous national and international advisory committees and workshops. He is the current President Elect of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and a Past President of their Clinical Group.
Dr. Magill is the immediate Past President of the International Society of Travel Medicine (ISTM). He is the Lead Editor of the 9th edition of Hunter’s Tropical Medicine, the premier clinical textbook of tropical medicine. He is also a Medical Editor of the CDC Health Information for International Travel (the yellow book) for 2010, 2012 and 2014. He has authored more than 70 peer reviewed publications, 125 abstracts, and 13 book chapters. He is a Master of the American College of Physicians, a Fellow of the Infectious Disease Society of America, and a Fellow of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.
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