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Stefano M. ​Bertozzi, MD, PhD

Professor, Health Policy and Management
  • Co-director, Berkeley Public Health China Program
  • Editor in Chief, Rapid Reviews: COVID-19

Stefano M. Bertozzi is a professor of health policy and management. He worked previously with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Mexican National Institute of Public Health, UNAIDS, WHO, the World Bank and the Government of Zaire (DRC). He is the editor in chief of Rapid Reviews: COVID-19.
Phone: (510) 642-2082
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Address: 2121 Berkeley Way #5437
Berkeley, CA 94720


Dr. Stefano M. Bertozzi is former dean and professor of health policy and management at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health. Previously, he directed the HIV and tuberculosis programs at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Dr. Bertozzi worked at the Mexican National Institute of Public Health as director of its Center for Evaluation Research and Surveys. He was the last director of the WHO Global Programme on AIDS and has also held positions with UNAIDS, the World Bank and the government of the DRC.

He is the founding editor-in-chief of Rapid Reviews Infectious Diseases (RRID), an open access, rapid-review overlay journal for the accelerated curation and peer review of infectious disease-related research. He serves or has served on governance and advisory boards for the Bay Area Global Health Alliance, the Tsinghua Vanke School of Public Health, the Global Virus Network, the East Bay Community Foundation, HopeLab, the Institute for Transformative Technologies, UNICEF, WHO, UNAIDS, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, PEPFAR, the NIH, Duke University, the University of Washington and the AMA. He has advised NGOs, and ministries of health and social welfare in Asia, Africa and Latin America. He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine. He holds a bachelor’s degree in biology and a PhD in health policy and management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He earned his medical degree at UC San Diego, and trained in internal medicine at UC San Francisco.

Research Interests

  • Economic Evaluation
  • Impact Evaluation


  • PhD – Health Policy & Management
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • MD – University of California, San Diego
  • BS – Biology
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Courses Taught

    • Fall 2022
    • Health Policy and Management Breadth Course
    • Fall 2022
    • Global Health Policy
    • Spring 2023
    • Introduction to Applied Implementation Science
    • Spring 2023
    • Implementation Science: Applied Case Studies