Dr. Guy Palmer holds the Jan and Jack Creighton Endowed Chair in Global Health at Washington State University where he is Regents Professor of Pathology & Infectious Diseases. The founding director of WSU’s Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health, he currently leads global efforts at WSU as the Senior Director for Global Health.
Dr. Palmer provides key strategies and vision to help direct the university’s increasing interests in both human and animal health regionally, globally, and across disciplines. For his research at the interface of animal disease and human public health, Dr. Palmer was elected to membership in the National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine and is a current member of the Global Health Group. Dr. Palmer serves as a member of the founding Board of Directors of the Washington State Academy of Sciences and of the Executive Committee of the Washington Vaccine Alliance. He is the Chair of the NIH study section on host interaction with bacterial infections and presently serves as an adviser to the Gates Foundation on vaccine development to prevent African sleeping sickness, the Wellcome Trust, and to the U.S. National Institutes of Health. Within Washington State University he chairs the Graduate program in Microbiology and Pathology, and directs the Infectious Diseases and Microbial Immunology Post-doctoral Training Program.