Gavin Yamey is a physician and medical journal editor with training in public health who leads the Evidence to Policy initiative (E2Pi) in the Global Health Group at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is also an Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the UCSF School of Medicine.  

His policy research focuses on achieving large-scale change in global health, particularly related to infectious diseases of poverty and to reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health. He teaches masters courses in global health policy at UCSF and at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Gavin has been an External Advisor to the World Health Organization and to TDR, the Special Program for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases. He is a member of the Lancet Commission on Investing in Health, chaired by Lawrence Summers and co-chaired by Dean Jamison, which recently published the Global Health 2035 report, and he chairs the Economics and Finance Working Group of the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery.

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This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Gavin Yamey on achieving a Grand Convergence in Global Health by 2035.