RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. — Richard Reithinger, Ph.D., has been promoted to vice president of the Global Health division for the International Development Group at RTI International.
For the past two years, Reithinger has served as senior director for Infectious Disease Programs for the division.
“Richard’s strong leadership has been crucial in re-establishing the global health team within the International Development Group,” said Aaron Williams, executive vice president of the International Development Group at RTI. “He has accomplished this while focused on key program areas, including projects involving malaria, neglected tropical diseases, and strengthening health systems. We look forward to his continued contributions to the success of the group and RTI.”
In his new role, Reithinger focuses on building strategy to advance global health in the International Development Group. He has overall responsibility and oversight for the group’s global health programs, and continues to provide technical and strategic guidance for malaria and neglected tropical diseases programming.
Prior to joining RTI in 2012, Reithinger worked with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)/Ethiopia as the President’s Malaria Initiative team leader and malaria advisor, establishing and then leading the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the program portfolio in Ethiopia. He has also conducted operational research and program work for other organizations in Afghanistan, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Kenya, Pakistan, Peru, South Sudan, and Sudan.
Reithinger serves on the Technical Review Panel of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. He is a councilor of the American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene’s Committee for Global Health and serves on the society’s annual meeting program review and travel award committees. He is also an editorial board member of Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and BMC Infectious Diseases.
Reithinger has a doctorate degree in epidemiology and a master of science degree in medical entomology from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and a postgraduate diploma in economics from the University of Sussex.