Ambassador Eric Goosby is United Nations Special Envoy for Tuberculosis, and Distinguished Professor of Medicine at the University of California San Francisco. From 2009 to 2013 he served as the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, leading all U.S. Government international HIV/AIDS efforts.
In this role, Ambassador Goosby oversaw implementation of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), as well as U.S. Government engagement with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
He also led the new Office of Global Health Diplomacy at the U.S. Department of State. Ambassador Goosby previously served as CEO and Chief Medical Officer of Pangaea Global AIDS Foundation, and was Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco.
He has over 25 years of experience with HIV/AIDS, ranging from treating patients at San Francisco General Hospital when AIDS first emerged, to engagement at the highest level of policy leadership. As the first Director of the Ryan White Care Act at the Department of Health and Human Services, Ambassador Goosby helped develop HIV/AIDS delivery systems in the United States.
During the Clinton Administration, he served as Deputy Director of the White House National AIDS Policy Office and Director of the Office of HIV/AIDS Policy of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Ambassador Goosby has longstanding working relationships with leading multilateral organisations, including UNAIDS, the Global Fund and the World Health Organization.