Dr. David Bell specializes in conception, development and introduction of innovative technologies in the field of Global Health, having successfully led development and market scaling of multiple infectious disease diagnostics and healthcare products. He is a clinical and public health physician, with a PhD in malaria epidemiology and modelling of interventions. He has extensive experience linking the requirements of industry, R&D, funders and implementing bodies to guide and accelerate product development, and currently advises technology start-ups and funding organizations.
He has held advisory and reviewer posts for WHO and TDR, The Global Fund (Switzerland), Wellcome Trust, NESTA and the UKRI Peer Review College (UK), GHIT Fund (Japan), PATH (USA) and the European Commission. His research and operational experience includes the Western Pacific and Southeast Asia, and East and Southern Africa. Previously, he built and led teams and international collaborations as Director of the Global Health Technologies Portfolio at Intellectual Ventures Global Good Fund in Bellevue, WA, USA; Programme Head for Malaria and Acute Febrile Disease at the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND) in Geneva; and coordinating malaria diagnostics introduction and scale-up with the World Health Organization in Geneva and Manila. David has over 90 peer-reviewed publications and is an internationally requested reviewer and speaker. He is a Fellow of the Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine and the Royal College of Physicians (UK).
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