David Newberry is a skilled public health advisor with close to 40 years of health experience. Mr. Newberry contributed to the work of the Centers for Disease Control for more than 20 years and has been with CARE since 1994. He currently serves as the Project Director for CORE’s Polio Eradication Initiative. As such, he is responsible for providing the strategic framework for an $11 million dollar project through PVOs and NGOs in national and regional OPV immunization programs with 23 grant-funded PEI partners in eight countries, and assures quality efforts through administrative and technical support to all projects. Mr. Newberry also spent over six years as a private public health consultant providing guidance and advice to numerous health organizations around the world.
Mr. Newberry received a Research Scientist faculty appointment as a Ph.D. equivalent at the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health, Department of International Health, based on education, experience, training and professional reputation. He has first-hand experience in three disease eradication programs: smallpox, guinea worm and currently polio.