Dr. David Bowen is CEO of Malaria No More. Until November 2011, he was Deputy Director for Global Health Policy and Advocacy at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. In this role, he was responsible for interactions between the Foundation and governments worldwide. He will give a presentation to and engage with the Science Diplomats Club of Washington, DC on Thursday, January 12, 2012.
Dr. Bowen was formerly chief health counsel to Senator Edward Kennedy and Staff Director for Health of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. He left the Senate staff following the successful enactment of health care reform legislation. In 1999, Dr. Bowen joined the staff of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions as a Congressional Fellow with the American Association for the Advancement of Science. From 2000 to 2002, he held a joint appointment as a Visiting Fellow in the Department of Health Care Policy at the Harvard Medical School. Prior to joining the Committee staff, Dr. Bowen received his undergraduate education at Brown University then earned a Ph.D. in neurobiology at the University of California, San Francisco.