Director, Columbia World Projects, Executive VP, Columbia Global
Dr. Wafaa El-Sadr is the director of Columbia World Projects and Executive Vice President for Columbia Global. She is also the founder and director of ICAP at Columbia University and an international expert in epidemiology and research on the prevention and management of HIV, tuberculosis, and other infectious diseases. For over three decades, she has advocated for families and communities most impacted by HIV and championed a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach to confronting the global epidemic. She has led programs and projects that have had a decisive impact on such pressing global health challenges as tuberculosis, malaria, antimicrobial resistance, non-communicable diseases including cancer, and, most recently, the COVID-19 pandemic.