The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
David Wilson, PhD, is a Professor of Data & Analytics with expertise in modeling, health economics, and data science. He has acted as a Senior Program Officer in Data & Analytics in Global Development at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Head of Modeling & Biostatistics at the Burnet Institute, and Head of national public health surveillance at the Kirby Institute. He was the founder of the Optima Consortium, an international network of academic groups providing practical analytical support for policy and programmatic decisions in low resource settings across major infectious diseases and other areas, including nutrition. Prof Wilson is the winner of numerous prestigious awards including the 2016 Gustav Nossal Medal for Global Health from the Australian Academy of Science. He has published over 250 scientific papers, has led substantive projects for the governments of over 50 LMICs covering all continents, and delivered over 500 scientific addresses.