Peter Kilmarx, an expert in global health and infectious disease research, policy, and programs, is the Acting Director of the John E. Fogarty International Center and Acting Associate Director for International Research at the U.S. National Institutes of Health, a preeminent center for global health research and capacity strengthening. He previously served as the Deputy Director of Fogarty and as the Country Director in Zimbabwe and in Botswana for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and as Chief of CDC’s Sexual Transmission Research Section in Thailand. Other CDC leadership positions included Senior Advisor to the Director for Health Reform and Chief of Epidemiology Branch, both in the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention. Dr. Kilmarx served in leadership roles in CDC’s Ebola response efforts in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Sierra Leone, and Guinea. Dr. Kilmarx served for more than 20 years in the U.S. Public Health Service, rising to the rank of Rear Admiral (Assistant Surgeon General).