Eric A. Ottesen
Chief Technical Advisor, ENVISION
Eric Ottesen is the Chief Technical Advisor for USAID's ENVISION project and also serves as Director of the Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) Support Center at the Task Force for Global Health in Atlanta. He has more than 35 years of experience dealing with parasitic diseases, 22 years at the National Institutes of Health and the last 15 years working for or with the World Health Organization to promote global health through the elimination of Lymphatic Filariasis (elephantiasis), a parasitic and infectious tropical disease. Dr. Ottesen won the Bernhard Nocht Medal from the German Society of Tropical Medicine and International Health in 2001, the Donald Mackay Medal from the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and Royal Society of Tropical Medicine in 2003, and the Joseph F. Smadel Award from the Infectious Disease Society of America in 2004.
- MD, Harvard University
- BA (honors), Princeton University