The CSEM Advisory Group

Craig Burgess

Craig Burgess

Senior Technical Advisor, JSI Research and Training Institute Inc.

Dr. Craig Burgess joined JSI Research and Training Institute Inc. in August 2015 and works in the immunization center and USAID’s Maternal Child Survival Project. His work includes immunization, Universal Health Coverage, health systems strengthening, integration and equity.

Over the last 25 years, he has worked on a broad range of public health issues related to new vaccine introduction, equity, integration, primary health care, infectious disease control and health sector coordination. He has worked in fragile states, chronic crises, emerging economies and high income countries at community, district, national, regional and global levels. This has included working for National Health Services, Médecins sans Frontières, MERLIN, UNAIDS, WHO, UNICEF and the Gavi Vaccine Alliance secretariat. He has lived and worked in India, Indonesia, Kenya, Myanmar, Afghanistan, Viet Nam, South Sudan, UK, Australia, Switzerland and the USA.

He received his medical training at Saint Andrews and Manchester Universities in the UK and has a Masters in Health Policy, Planning and Financing from London School of Economics, an MBA from the Open University and a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene from Liverpool University. He also has post graduate qualifications in Child Health, Obstetrics & Gynecology and General Practice.

He is currently the Civil Society Organization (CSO) constituency alternate Gavi board member, is a member of WHO’s Immunization Practices Advisory Committee (IPAC) and is an adviser to the Civil Society Engagement Mechanism for UHC2030.