Former USAID Emerging Threats Director To Speak At Texas A&M
On Tuesday, March 3, Dr. Dennis Carroll will give a talk titled “Megatrends in the 21st Century: Global Health Implications” at the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center at Texas A&M University.
Carroll’s talk will cover his experiences with epidemics as well as today’s global health threats, including the coronavirus, and their potential effects.
The Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs at the Bush School of Government and Public Service is hosting the public event, which begins at 6 p.m. in the Hagler Auditorium. Registration can be found online.
Carroll is an infectious disease expert who recently retired as director of the Emerging Threats Division of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). During his time at USAID, he led the agency’s responses to the spread of avian influenza and the West Africa Ebola epidemic. Carroll also oversaw the agency’s implementation of the Emerging Pandemic Threats program in more than 30 countries across Africa and Asia.
While previously serving as senior infectious diseases advisor for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, he was responsible for the initial design and development of the President’s Malaria Initiative.