Bernhard Liese

Chair, Department of International Health, School of Nursing & Health Studies
Director, Master of Science in Global Health, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Bernhard Liese has extensive experience in the field of health and development. He is Chair of the Department of International Health and Director of the university-wide Master of Science in Global Health. His area of concentration is governance and organization of global health partnerships, particularly diseases related ones, and the effects of globalization on health. During his long career at the World Bank Dr. Liese worked in senior policy and management functions as Director Health Services Department, Senior Advisor Human Development, Operations Advisor and Principal Tropical-Disease Specialist. He was deeply involved in establishing health lending at the Bank and also was the Bank representative for several of the large multi-donor global health programs. On loan to UNDP he served as Senior Advisor on HIV/AIDS. Prior to joining the World Bank, Dr. Liese served in senior positions in Germany and Cameroon – in charge of the health policy desk in the Federal Ministry of Health in Germany, and as Director Nursing & Midwifery School, Ministry of Health in Cameroon.