About Marc

Dr. Bulterys became Team Leader of the Global Hepatitis Programme at WHO-Geneva on Sept 1, 2016 (seconded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Division of Viral Hepatitis). In this WHO position, Dr. Bulterys provides scientific expertise and coordinates global technical activities related to viral hepatitis prevention and control. From 2013-2016, he was Associate Director for Science at the Naval Health Research Center in San Diego. From 2008-2013, he served as Director of the CDC Global AIDS Program in Beijing, China. From 2004–2008, he served as CDC Country Director in Lusaka, Zambia. He also served on detail as CDC Director in Haiti in 2011 during the cholera outbreak response; and CDC Ebola Response Lead in Guinea in Fall 2015. From 1998-2004, he was medical officer and team lead in the Epidemiology Branch, overseeing research on perinatal/pediatric HIV, including viral co-infections. He is currently in his 19th year with CDC. Prior to CDC, he was a fellow at the Viral Epidemiology Branch, U.S. National Cancer Institute, and a faculty member at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. During this time, his primary research focus was on viral hepatitis. Marc also worked in Butare, Rwanda (1989-1993) for Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Bulterys is (co)author of 150+ peer-reviewed articles and 2 books. He received the Kellie Lartigue-Ndiaye Global Humanitarian Award and the Shepard Science Award at CDC. Dr. Bulterys received his M.D. training at the University of Leuven, Belgium, and a Ph.D. in epidemiology (minor in immunology and microbiology) as a Fulbright Scholar at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA).