Seth Berkley is a medical doctor specializing in infectious disease epidemiology and international health. Dr. Berkley is the President and founder of the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI), a global organization working to speed the search for vaccines to prevent AIDS, with its main focus in the developing world. IAVI works as a social venture capital firm, investing in promising AIDS vaccine research and fast-tracking these vaccines through product development and human testing.
Prior to founding IAVI, Dr. Berkley was the Associate Director of the Health Sciences Division at the Rockefeller Foundation. Dr. Berkley is also an adjunct Associate Professor of Public Health at Columbia University and of Medicine at Brown University.
The author of more than 85 publications, he has written extensively on infectious disease, as well as participating as a core team member in writing the World Bank’s 1993 World Development Report on Health.