Bernard Nahlen

President’s Malaria Initiative

Dr. Bernard Nahlen has been the Deputy Coordinator of the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative since 2007. He completed his residency in Family Practice at the University of California, San Francisco before joining the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (HHS/CDC) in 1986 as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer assigned to the Malaria Branch. In 1989, he completed a second residency in Preventive Medicine and later served as Deputy Director of the Los Angeles County AIDS Epidemiology Program.

Dr. Nahlen’s commitment to malaria prevention and control subsequently took him to Kenya in 1992 as Director of the CDC field research station in collaboration with the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI). In 2000, he served as Senior Technical Advisor to the WHO Malaria Programme. At WHO, he led the Monitoring and Evaluation team as well as the Malaria in Pregnancy team. From 2005-2006, Dr. Nahlen served as a Senior Advisor in the Performance Evaluation and Policy unit of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria.