Payam Nahid, MD, MPH | Executive Director, Institute for Global Health Sciences

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Payam Nahid, MD, MPH, is the Executive Director of the Institute for Global Health Sciences.


Payam Nahid

Dr. Payam Nahid, the Haile T. Debas Distinguished Professor of Global Health, serves as the Executive Director of the UCSF Institute for Global Health Sciences (IGHS).

Dr. Nahid has over two decades of experience in global health research, specializing in clinical trials and translational research focused on TB and HIV/TB co-infection. He has spearheaded international programs funded by the NIH, CDC, USAID, and BMGF developing new TB diagnostics and therapeutics.

In 2009, he co-founded the Vietnam National TB Programme-UCSF Research Collaboration Unit to promote equitable international research activities. As the Senior Research Advisor for the USAID-funded Supporting, Mobilizing and Accelerating Research for Tuberculosis Elimination (SMART4TB), Dr. Nahid directs the consortium’s research strategies.

Dr. Nahid also directs the UCSF Center for Tuberculosis and oversees the Tuberculosis Research Advancement Center at UCSF and UC Berkeley, which supports TB investigators on both campuses.

Dr. Nahid has led WHO Task Forces and international practice guidelines. He is an appointed member of the WHO Strategic and Technical Advisory Group on TB (STAG TB).