Kent Campbell

Kent Campbell leads our work in malaria control. Photo: PATH.

Multi-Country Program Leader, Malaria Control Program

Carlos C. (Kent) Campbell, MD, MPH, is the director of the Malaria Control Program at PATH, which is focused on developing evidence-based national malaria control programs in Africa. From 2004 through 2008, he served as the program director for the Malaria Control and Evaluation Partnership in Africa (MACEPA) program at PATH. He has more than 30 years of leadership experience in malaria control and international public health and is a leading authority on the control and therapy of malaria, with a focus on Africa.

Dr. Campbell began his professional career with the US Public Health Service at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), with most of his 21 years of service as the chief of the Malaria Branch. Following his service with CDC, Dr. Campbell joined the faculty of the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center, where he led the development of the Arizona College of Public Health and served as the interim dean of the college. More recently, he served for two years as the senior malaria advisor for UNICEF.

Dr. Campbell is a member of the World Health Organization’s Expert Advisory Panel on Malaria and the immediate past president of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. He has published more than 150 peer-reviewed articles in the fields of public health, maternal and child health, and malaria.

Dr. Campbell received his undergraduate education at Haverford College and his medical degree from Duke University. He completed his pediatric residency and his master’s in public health at Harvard University. He is board-certified in pediatrics and preventive medicine.