| Chris Elias |
|Alma mater||Creighton University, University of Washington|
|Member of||Council on Foreign Relations/Members, Global Preparedness Monitoring Board|
Doctor and Bill Gates protege, A Spreading Plague, Event 201
Dr. Christopher J. Elias is President of the Global Development Program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Previously he worked for the Population Council and PATH, He participated in the notorious 2019 Event 201 pandemic exercise.
Elias holds an MD from Creighton University, having completed postgraduate training in internal medicine at the University of California San Francisco, and an MPH from the University of Washington. He was a fellow in the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program and was awarded an honorary doctor of science degree from Creighton University.
Elias has worked as a senior associate at the International Programs Division of the Population Council, traditionally close to the Rockefeller Foundation, from 1990-2000. He was country representative for Thailand.
Between 2000-2011, Dr. Elias then worked as the president and CEO of Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH) , an Seattle-based international, nonprofit organization, mostly financed by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that "advise and partner with public institutions, businesses, grassroots groups, and investors" in health matters. Their lobbyism ("advocacy and policy professionals") make sure policymakers, advocates, influencers, and citizens have the right support and information to "enact policies that bring health solutions to scale."
He is presently President of the Global Development Program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He leads the foundation’s efforts to accelerate the delivery of healthcare products and solutions to the world's poorest people. The Global Development program focuses on 5 program areas: family planning; maternal, newborn, and child health; nutrition; polio; and vaccine delivery. A common theme of these programs is innovative and integrated delivery.
He is a strong proponent of extensive use of vaccines, in line with the thinking of his sponsor Bill Gates, where Elias pointed out the "The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is always looking to support innovative and creative ways to expand access to and use of vaccines.".
He is a member of the advisory committee to the director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Elias was named the Schwab Foundation’s Social Entrepreneur of the Year for the United States in 2005. The Foundation is financed by Klaus Schwab, the central figure in the organizing of the World Economic Forum.
He serves on various advisory boards, including the Creigton University Board of Trustees; and the University of Washington Global Health External Advisory Board. He also represents the Gates Foundation as the chair of the Polio Oversight Board of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, the chair of the Investors Group of the Global Financing Facility, and co-chair of the Family Planning 2020 Reference Group.
Events Participated in
|2021 Monkeypox Tabletop Exercise||A 2021 biological exercise predicting a monkeypox pandemic starting in mid May 2022|
|A Spreading Plague||14 February 2019||14 February 2019||Germany|
2019 Munich Security Conference
|Tabletop simulation of a global biological warfare attack predicting an apocalyptic outcome. Included several senior pandemic planners. Held February 2019.|
|Event 201||18 October 2019||18 October 2019||New York|
|A Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security/World Economic Forum/Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation sponsored large scale simulation of a global coronavirus pandemic predicting an apocalyptic outcome. Held October 2019.|
|WEF/Annual Meeting/2011||26 January 2011||30 January 2011||World Economic Forum|
|2229 guests in Davos, with the theme: "Shared Norms for the New Reality".|
|WEF/Annual Meeting/2013||23 January 2013||27 January 2013||Switzerland||2500 mostly unelected leaders met to discuss "leading through adversity"|
|WEF/Annual Meeting/2014||22 January 2014||25 January 2014||Switzerland||2604 guests in Davos considered "Reshaping The World"|
|WEF/Annual Meeting/2016||20 January 2016||23 January 2016||World Economic Forum|
|Attended by over 2500 people, both leaders and followers, who were explained how the Fourth Industrial Revolution would changed everything, including being a "revolution of values".|
|WEF/Annual Meeting/2023||16 January 2023||20 January 2023||World Economic Forum|
|The theme of the meeting was "Cooperation in a Fragmented World"|
- ↑ https://www.centerforhealthsecurity.org/event201/players/elias.html
- ↑ https://www.gatesfoundation.org/how-we-work/quick-links/grants-database#q/k=PATH&sortdir=asc
- ↑ https://www.path.org/about/
- ↑ https://globalhealth.washington.edu/christopher-j-elias
- ↑ https://archive.skoll.org/2015/01/09/elevating-art-to-advance-science-a-new-view-of-vaccination-in-2015/