William Powderly, MD, is the J. William Campbell Professor of Medicine and the Larry J. Shapiro Director of the Institute for Public Health at Washington University in St. Louis. He is also co-director of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Washington University School of Medicine. From 2005 to 2012, he was Dean of Medicine and Head of the School of Medicine and Medical Sciences at University College Dublin in Ireland.
Powderly has been actively involved in HIV-related clinical research for almost 30 years. He has been a member of numerous advisory groups on HIV and infectious diseases for the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Canadian Institute for Health Research and the European Medicines Agency.
As director of the Institute for Public Health, Powderly is particularly interested in finding ways to translate the significant advances in biomedical science into improvements in population and community health.
He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians In Ireland, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and is president of the Infectious Diseases Society of America.
President Trump’s recent announcement to suspend funding to the World Health Organization is “counter to our interests in addressing our needs to save the lives and further the health of Americans, as well as an abandonment of America’s position as a global leader,” says the director of Washington University’s Institute for Public Health.
The Institute for Public Health at Washington University in St. Louis will launch the regional St. Louis Area Hospital-Based Violence Intervention Program, which will aim to promote positive alternatives to violence, thanks to a $1.6 million grant from Missouri Foundation for Health.
William G. Powderly, MD, co-director of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been named president of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, a research, education and advocacy group based in Arlington, Va.
The directorship of the Institute for Public Health at Washington University in St. Louis has been named in honor of Larry J. Shapiro, MD, former executive vice chancellor for medical affairs and dean of the School of Medicine. William G. Powderly, MD, the current director of the institute, will serve as the inaugural Larry J. Shapiro Director.