The Lemelson Foundation is pleased to announce that Dr. Carol A. Dahl will join our staff as Executive Director as of July 25. With experience working for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation first as Director of the Global Health Discovery team and more recently as Director of Staff for the Global Health Program, Dahl brings to us a passion for innovation and a keen understanding of the power of invention and innovative technologies to transform lives both in the U.S. and in developing countries.
With a diverse portfolio spanning across several sectors with invention and innovation at its core, Dahl’s cross-disciplinary thinking and background – which also includes serving as vice president for Strategic Partnerships at Biospect Inc., various positions at the U.S. National Institutes of Health, and a Ph.D in Zoology – is a great fit with the Foundation’s mission to inspire and mentor young people, grassroots inventors and entrepreneurs across the globe, while also supporting organizations developing and disseminating low-cost innovative technologies in developing countries.
Dahl will start with the Foundation at the end of July, replacing interim Executive Director Denis Prager who took over the position in February.
- Bio: Carol Dahl
- Video: "Dr. Carol Dahl - The Importance of Science and Technology to Transforming Global Health." Talk from the First Annual Neglected Global Diseases Symposium, September 18-19, 2010
- News Article: "How We Can Afford Global Health" by Marvin Lee, New University, March 2009
- Publication: "Global Health Inequity; Scientific Challenges Remain But Can Be Solved" by Dr. Carol A Dahl and Tadataka Yamada, Journal of Clinical Investigation, April 2008