Results-oriented senior manager with over 15 years progressive experience in the global health and donor environments, with extensive experience in project management and donor relations. Possess established track record and passion for creating and implementing programs and long-term business relationships aimed at sustained improvements in global health. Seeking a position with the opportunity for new
challenges, professional development and advancement.
Goal-oriented, strategic thinker, focused on achieving project outcomes in a timely manner
Revered team leader and collaborative team player
Respectful and effective negotiator
Superb communication skills
Effective public speaker at both scientific and lay functions
01/2004 to 08/2015
Senior Program OfficerBill & Melinda Gates Foundation – Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.
Successfully managed a complex portfolio of multi-million dollar investments for new approaches to diagnose and assess the burden of infectious diseases in the developing world
Led the successful development and clinical evaluation of multiple diagnostic tests and devices including; lung ultrasound and pulse oximetry for pneumonia, molecular based tests for typhoid and rapid tests for neglected infectious diseases
Coordinated multiple assessments on determining the health impact, cost effectiveness and market demand of novel technologies
Established an ethical, social and cultural assessment program to support and guide foundation investments in novel interventions
Served as a thought leader, designing new strategies to ensure that collaborations and implementation plans are sustainable and translate into long term impact
Built and managed collaborative grantee and partner relationships, through transparent and consistent communication
Represented the foundation at meetings and influenced global, regional and country agendas in line with global objectives
Presented programmatic updates to foundation leadership, including Directors, Presidents and co-chairs
Effectively and respectfully communicated with individuals of all ethnic and cultural backgrounds on a daily basis
Developed innovative programs and activities based on an analysis of community needs and interests
08/1996 to 01/2004
Senior Program Officer II, Diagnostics Development Team LeaderProgram for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH) – Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.
Directed the Diagnostics Development Team, resulting in successful development and commercialization of rapid diagnostic tests for multiple infectious diseases and cervical cancer
Provided vision and inspiration for a 15 staff multi-functional team
Successfully secured multiple grants, including a $9 million award from the National Institute for Allergy & Infectious Diseases, for a new molecular diagnostics program
Worked closely with organizations, individual businesses and government agencies to foster a welcoming climate for business
Trained diagnostic team members on ethical and confidentiality requirements for clinical evaluations in developed and developing countries
Successfully trained scientists from developing countries as part of the PATH technology transfer program
01/1993 to 01/1996
Director of DiagnosticsInflaZyme Pharmaceuticals Ltd – Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Successfully developed and commercialized ELISA based test for tuberculosis
Supervised and trained technical staff, negotiated and managed collaborations with technical and business partners
01/1991 to 01/1993
Senior Research ScientistUniversity of British Columbia – Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Developed and clinically validated laboratory based assays for detection of Giardia lamblia
Successfully managed large Giardia research laboratory; supervised and mentored staff and graduate students
01/1990 to 01/1991
Research FellowUniversity of British Columbia – Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Focus of research - Giardia immunology and transmission
Undergraduate university student lecturer and mentor
Ph.D.: Immunology and parasitology University of Reading - Reading, United Kingdom
Recipient of United Kingdom Post-graduate Fellowship
Recipient of Royal Society Travel Fellowship
Bachelor of Science: Biology University of Southampton - Southampton, United Kingdom
Graduated with Honors
Emphasis in Human physiology, immunology and parasitology
Member of American Society for Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (ASTMH)
Member of Coalition Against Typhoid (CaT)
Member of advisory committee for United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) Acute Respiratory Infection Diagnostic Aid (ARIDA) Program
Hamer DH., Burgess Hay DC.,
D'Acremont V., Herlihy J. (in press). Diagnosis and treatment of the febrile
child: Reproductive, maternal & child health. Disease Control Priorities - The World Bank.
McCollum ED., King K., Hollowell R., Zhou J., Colbourn T., Nambiar B., Mukanga D., Burgess Hay DC. (in press). Predictors of treatment failure for non-severe childhood pneumonia in developing countries - systematic literature review and expert survey - the first step towards a community focused mHealth risk-assessment tool? BMC Pediatrics.
Keusch GT., Denno D., Black RE, Duggan
C., Guerrant RL., Lavery JV., Nataro JP., Rosenberg IH., Tarr PI., Ryan ET.,
Ward H., Bhutta ZA., Coovadia H., Lima A., Ramakrishna B., Zaidi AKM., Burgess
Hay DC., Brewer T. (2014). Environmental Enteric Dysfunction: Pathogenesis, Diagnosis and Clinical
Consequences. Clinical Infectious
Diseases, 59 (Suppl. 4) 206-212.
Denno DM., Buskirk KV., Nelson ZC.,
Musser CA., Burgess Hay DC., Tarr PI (2104). Use of the lactose to mannitol ratio to
evaluate childhood environmental enteric dysfunction: A Systematic Review. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 59 (Suppl. 4)
Vernet G., Saha S., Satzke C., Burgess
Hay DC., Alderson M., Maisonneuve J., Beall BW., Steinhoff MC., Klugman KP.
(2011), Laboratory-based Diagnosis of Pneumococcal Pneumonia: state-of-the-art
and unmet needs. Clinical
Microbiology and Infection, 17: (Suppl. 3) 1–13
Burgess Hay DC,
Wasserman J, Dahl CA. Global Health Diagnostics. Determining the Global Health Impact of
Improved Diagnostic Technologies for the Developing World (2006). Nature
Federico G, Olmsted SS., Keeler E., Burgess
Hay DC., Lim Y-W., Aldeort JE., Rafael ME., Ricci KA., Boer R., Hilborne
L., Pitkin K., Derose KP., Shea MV., Beighley CM., Dahl CA., Wasserman JA
(2006). Developing and Intepreting
models to improve diagnostics in developing countries. Nature Supplement. 3-8.
Urdea M., Penny LA., Olmsted SS.,
Giovanni MY., Kaspar., Shephered P.,Wilson P., Dahl C., Bucshauum S., Moeller G
and Burgess Hay DC. (2006).
Requirements for high impact diagnostics in the developing world. Nature
Talbot EA, Burgess Hay DC, Hone NM, Iademarco MF, Mwasekaga MJ, Moffat HJ, Moeti TL, Mwansa RA, Letsatsi P, Gokhale NT, Kenyon TA, Wells CD. (2004). Tuberculosis serodiagnosis in a predominantly HIV-infected population of hospitalized patients with cough in Botswana. Clinical Infectious Diseases 39: 1-7.
Labbe AC, Pillai DR, Hongvangthong B, Vanisaveth V, Pomphida S,
Inkathone S, Burgess Hay DC, Kain
KC. (2001). The performance and utility
of rapid diagnostic assays for Plasmodium falciparum malaria in a field
setting in the Lao People's Democratic Republic. Annals of Tropical Medicine and
Parasitology 95: 525-531.
Mills CD, Burgess Hay DC, Taylor HA, Kain KC. (1999). Evaluation of a rapid and inexpensive dipstick
assay for the diagnosis of Plasmodium falciparum
malaria. Bulletin of WHO.
Loutfy ME, Assmar M, Burgess Hay DC, Kain KC. (1998). Effects
of viral hemorrhagic fever inactivation methods on the performance of rapid
diagnostic tests for Plasmodium
falciparum. Journal of Infectious Diseases.
Philanthropy - volunteer for National Multiple Sclerosis Society and Heifer International
Family, international travel and equestrian cross country eventing
Professor Kim Mulholland - Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia & London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, UK: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Sophie Allauzen - Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, WA, 98102: email@example.com
Mr. David Mukanga - former Global Health Fellow, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, WA, 98102: firstname.lastname@example.org
Served, on multiple occasions, as an expert adviser to the World Health Organization. Topics have included development of diagnostics for malaria, tuberculosis, cervical cancer and HIV
Well-respected member of faculty for the annual Fondation Merieux International Course on Diagnostics
Successfully completed multiple professional development courses through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Learning Management System. Courses have included project management, conflict resolution and advanced negotiations
Invited speaker at broad range of conferences and engagements - full list available upon request
Experienced in using grant management databases, for example UNISON
Proficient user of Microsoft Office products, including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote and MS Project