Gavin Yamey is Professor of the Practice of Global Health and Public Policy, Director of the Center for Policy Impact in Global Health, and Associate Director for Policy at the Duke Global Health Institute. He trained in clinical medicine at Oxford University and University College London, medical journalism and editing at the British Medical Journal (BMJ), and public health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He was Deputy Editor of the Western Journal of Medicine, Assistant Editor at the BMJ, a founding Senior Editor of PLOS Medicine, and the Principal Investigator on a USD 1.1 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support the launch of PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. In 2009, he was awarded a Kaiser Family Mini-Media Fellowship in Global Health Reporting to examine the barriers to scaling up low-cost, low-tech health tools in Sudan, Uganda, and Kenya. Yamey previously served on three international health commissions: the Lancet Commission on Investing in Health, the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery, and the Lancet Commission on TB. He has been an External Advisor to the WHO and  TDR, the Special Program for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases.