Dr. Jacob A. Gayle is the Vice President of Medtronic Philanthropy and President of the Medtronic Foundation, leading the philanthropic programs of Medtronic, Inc. since he joined the company in August 2011. Dr. Gayle's distinguished career in international public health and diplomacy has spanned three decades and several of the world’s leading health, development and philanthropic institutions, including Deputy Vice President of the Ford Foundation, Senior Public Health Officer for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and various other health and social development roles with U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), United Nations, World Bank and Carter Center. A lifelong devotee to academia, Dr. Gayle completed his Ph.D. in International/Community Health (Health Education) at The Ohio State University. Dr. Gayle received tenure as Associate Professor of Community Health at Kent
State University before joining the CDC in 1989. Currently,he is a member of the Institute of Medicine Board on Global Health.
Salon Host: Orange, Session 1