Dr Bernard Nahlen has served as deputy coordinator of the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative since 2007. Previously, Dr Nahlen served as a senior advisor in the Performance Evaluation and Policy unit of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and as senior technical advisor to the World Health Organization (WHO) Malaria Programme. At WHO, he led the Monitoring and Evaluation team as well as the Malaria in Pregnancy team. Prior to working at WHO, Dr Nahlen worked in Kenya as director of the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) field research station in collaboration with the Kenya Medical Research Institute. He joined the CDC in 1986 as an epidemic intelligence service officer assigned to the Malaria Branch.
Dr Nahlen completed his residency in Family Practice at the University of California, San Francisco and his second residency in Preventive Medicine and later served as deputy director of the Los Angeles County AIDS Epidemiology Program.