Dr. Laurence (Larry) Slutsker is the director of PATH’s Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) programs. Before joining PATH, he spent 29 years at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in a number of leadership roles, including associate director for Science, chief of the Malaria Branch, and director of the CDC/KEMRI Field Station in Kisumu, Kenya. As director of the Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria at the CDC Center for Global Health, Larry provided strategic leadership for malaria and NTDs. He has also participated in numerous high-level policy and strategy committees and groups, including Roll Back Malaria; World Health Organization (WHO)/GMP as co-chair of the Evidence Review Group Malaria in Pregnancy/IPTp; Malaria Chemotherapy Technical Expert Group; Surveillance, Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Expert Group; and the Malaria Policy Advisory Committee.
He has an undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan; his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University; his master’s in public health from the University of California, Berkeley; and his residency in internal medicine at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.