Sileshi Lulseged

Sileshi Lulseged, MD, MSc, is director of field implementation and an associate research scientist at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. In his ICAP role, Dr. Lulseged helps oversee ICAP’s HIV/AIDS activities in 14 sub-Saharan African countries.

Before joining ICAP, Dr. Lusleged was professor of pediatrics and epidemiology at Addis Ababa University and associate director for prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and HIV/AIDS care and treatment programs for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Ethiopia. As chair of the U.S. government interagency care and treatment working group, Dr. Lulseged coordinated the planning and rapid scale up of HIV/AIDS care and treatment services in Ethiopia.

Dr. Lulseged has extensive experience as a researcher, educator, and program manager in Africa, Europe, and Asia. As a consultant, he has provided technical assistance to the World Health Organization and a variety of international and regional agencies, as well as to programs in more than 20 countries. Dr. Lulseged has provided program and technical support in various capacities that range from HIV/AIDS to health program planning, implementation support, and monitoring and evaluation.

Dr. Lulseged received his medical degree and certificate of specialty in pediatric and child health from Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. He earned a graduate diploma and a master of science degree in epidemiology from New Castle University, Australia.