Cyril Engmann

Dr. Engmann is the Senior Program Officer, Neonatal Health, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation, Dr. Engmann  was Attending Neonatologist and Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Maternal Child Health at the Schools of Medicine and Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He graduated from University College and Middlesex School of Medicine in London, UK and undertook his postgraduate medical training in the UK and subsequently the US, where he completed his Pediatrics Residency and a Neonatology Fellowship at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Dr. Engmann has been Principal Investigator of a number of complex, international, community-based grants focused on maternal and newborn health in sub-Saharan Africa and South East Asia, funded by the NIH, WHO and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. In addition to an active research agenda, Dr. Engmann is involved in many systems improvement/implementation science programs internationally, lectures widely in public health, pediatrics and newborn health, and was on the Board of Directors of Kybele, an NGO committed to improving maternal and child health through medical educational partnerships. He also directed the University of North Carolina-ChildFund Maternal Child Health program which provides technical backstopping to ChildFunds activities in over 30 countries. Dr. Engmann has received many grants to execute research and programmatic endeavors and has over 70 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters. He is an advisor to the WHO on verbal autopsy and newborn infections in Africa, an external examiner for the University of Queensland, Australia and Malawi College MPH programs, and an ad hoc reviewer for medical journal such the Lancet, International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Pediatrics, Journal of Perinatology, Tropical Medicine and International Health, among others. Dr. Engmann is passionate about maternal, newborn and child health, education, research and capacity building and runs research training workshops at events such as the Global Health Council conferences in Washington, the Global Health Education Consortium and INDEPTH network annual scientific meetings. He is a Member of the Society for Pediatric Research and Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr Engmann speaks 4 languages, continues to be an active clinician, and enjoys his family, sports (soccer, squash, racquetball, table-tennis, badminton, tennis and swimming), classical music, cooking and reading.