Michael Engelgau is a Senior Public Health Specialist who joined the South Asia Human Development unit at the World Bank in January 2007. He is seconded by the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention where he worked in the Division of Diabetes at the CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion for over 15 years.
In his role at the CDC he led efforts to eliminate the preventable burden of diabetes through leadership, research programs, and policies that translate science into practice. Earlier in his career, he held a variety of positions that included work in preventive medicine and field epidemiology. He is extensively published. After earning his BA and MS at Oregon State University, he obtained his MD at Oregon Health Science University. While at CDC he completed the 2 year Epidemic Intelligence Service training and a 2 year residence in Preventive Medicine during 1990-1993.