• Clinical Associate Professor, Global Health

151 Ellis Street, NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
United States

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Helene D. Gayle has been president and CEO of The Chicago Community Trust since October 2017.
For almost a decade, she was president and CEO of CARE. Gayle spent 20 years with the Centers for Disease Control. She also led the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s programs on HIV/AIDS and other global health issues. She has authored numerous articles on global and domestic public health issues, poverty alleviation, gender equality, and social justice.

She has received 18 honorary degrees and holds faculty appointments at the University of Washington and Emory University. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, National Academy of Medicine and Council on Foreign Relations. She serves on several public company and nonprofit boards Chicago.

  • MD (University of Pennsylvania)
  • MPH (Johns Hopkins University)
  • BA (Barnard College)
Health Topics 
  • Business and Public Private Partnerships
  • Community Health Workers
  • COVID-19
  • Poverty
  • Prevention
  • Race
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Social Justice and Human Rights

Global Health, HIV/STDs, TB, Women's Health


Gayle H, Wainberg MA. The 16th International Conference on AIDS: Will it leave a legacy? MedGenMed. 2007 Apr 19;9(2):15.

Gayle H, Wainberg MA. Impact of the 16th International Conference on AIDS: Can these conferences lead to policy change? Retrovirology. 2007 Feb 8;4:13.