Dr. Mamadi Yilla is Deputy Coordinator for Multi-Sector Relations in the U.S. Department of State’s Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator and Health Diplomacy, which provides oversight for the PEPFAR program. Prior to joining PEPFAR, Dr. Yilla served at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as a research fellow in immunology, improving diagnostic tools for vaccine-preventable childhood diseases, and publishing CDC studies on the SARS-CoV outbreak of 2003. Dr. Yilla completed undergraduate and graduate training at the State University of New York at Buffalo, and post doctorate training at MIT in Cambridge, MA.


This piece compiles the four presentations of the session on Global Health Diplomacy and Disaster Diplomacy, held virtually on the third day of the 2020 AAAS-TWAS Summer Course on Science Diplomacy on September 23, 2020.