Opportunities and challenges unique to developing global health products

William Rodriguez, Co-founder and CEO, Daktari Diagnostics, Inc

The development of point-of-care diagnostics for global health presents challenges unique to developing countries.  Come learn about some of these challenges, and how Daktari Diagnostics has developed portable technologies for rapid testing of HIV,  hepatitis C, and sickle cell anemia in poor and remote settings.

rodriguezWilliam Rodriguez, M.D., is the CEO of Daktari Diagnostics, Inc.  He has been a leader in global health for more than two decades. His expertise has made him a valued advisor to the World Health Organization, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and several African and Asian governments. From 2003-2007 he served as Chief Medical Officer of the Clinton Foundation, responsible for strategy and market development for global health products and clinical policies and programs. Bill held the role of Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School for five years, Research Associate of Internal Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital for six years, and was a member of the clinical staff at MGH and at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital for more than a decade. He served as the Chief Medical Resident at BWH following his residency. Bill earned his M.D. degree from Yale University School of Medicine and a Sc.B. degree in Neural Sciences from Brown University.

Time & Location: 123 Snell Library, 3:30pm, March 20