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Global Investment, Health Experts Join Population Council Board of Trustees

The Population Council announces the appointment of two board members, Zulfiqar A. Bhutta, Robert Harding Inaugural Chair in Global Child Health at The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, and founding director of the Center for Excellence in Women and Child Health at the Aga Khan University, Karachi; and Darcy Bradbury, managing director of the D. E. Shaw Group. Bhutta and Bradbury will assume their roles on July 1, 2015.

Bhutta’s research interests include global policies and programs for newborn and child survival, maternal and child undernutrition, and micronutrient deficiencies. He is a designated Distinguished National Professor of the Government of Pakistan and was the founding chair of the National Research Ethics Committee of the Government of Pakistan from 2003 to 2014. He is one of the seven-member Independent Expert Review Group (iERG) appointed by the UN Secretary General for monitoring global progress in the maternal and child health MDGs. Bhutta also represents the global academic and research community on the board of the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunizations (GAVI), and he co-chairs the Maternal and Child Health oversight committee of the World Health Organization’s Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean as well as the Global Countdown for 2015 Steering Group. Bhutta is a Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. He was educated at the University of Peshawar and received his PhD from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden.

Bradbury is a managing director of the global investment and technology firm D. E. Shaw & Co. L.P., where she manages relationships globally with public policymakers and communications with the media as the firm’s first director of external affairs. Bradbury has worked in financial services for over 30 years, including several posts in the public sector. She served in the US Treasury Department as assistant secretary for financial markets and as deputy comptroller for finance for the City of New York. She holds an MBA, with honors, from Harvard University and an AB, magna cum laude, from Harvard-Radcliffe Colleges. Bradbury returns to the Council’s board of trustees after a one-year hiatus, having previously served as vice chair and chair of the audit committee.

The two trustees join 17 other men and women from six countries who are experts in AIDS, economics, education, finance, international law, obstetrics and gynecology, population, and public health.

A complete list of the Population Council's board of trustees is available at