Dr Murray Trostle is a retired Foreign Service Health Officer with more than 40 years of experience in international health and development. He spent the last 20 years at USAID with the Office of Health, Infectious Disease and Nutrition, Bureau for Global Health in Washington DC. Dr Trostle was Director of the Bureau’s childhood immunization program.
Dr Trostle also served as Director of the Infectious Disease Surveillance Unit which worked closely with the US CDC to promote disease surveillance activities globally and later served as the Deputy Director of the Avian Influenza Unit which evolved into the Emerging Pandemic Threats Program. He also was lead author of the widely used manual “Immunization Essentials”.
He has worked internationally in Africa and Asia on malaria, child survival, and health security. He served on the Institute of Medicine’s Forum on Microbial Threats and was USAID representative on a special White House Working Group on the International Health Regulations. He has worked closely with the World Health Organization HQ and Regional offices, the Global Alliance on Vaccine and Immunization (GAVI), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Department of Defense, the Department of State, the Gates Foundation, and numerous other US, bilateral and multi-lateral agencies and organizations.
Murray received his Doctorate in Public Health from the University of California at Los Angeles and a Master’s degree from Yale University.