David brings broad experience in healthcare policy, public-private partnerships, scientific research, communications strategy and business development on behalf of clients in the US and globally.
Before joining H+K, David served as CEO of the nonprofit association Malaria No More and as Deputy Director of Global Health Policy and Advocacy for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. In these roles, David negotiated million-dollar partnerships with both governments and corporate brands worldwide. David previously worked as visiting faculty at Harvard Medical School’s Department of Healthcare Policy and staff director for the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions throughout the Bush and Obama administrations. During his time in Washington, David was responsible for legislation and policy on issues including children’s health, stem cells, drug safety and health information technology, and he played a role in negotiating the U.S. national health reform law. He worked with members of Congress, the White House and outside constituencies to enact reforms and find common ground between Republicans and Democrats on a wide range of healthcare issues.
David’s scientific expertise includes work at biopharmaceutical companies and scientific research on the nervous system and stem cells. He earned a Bachelor of Science in neural science and a Bachelor of Arts in political science at Brown University and a doctorate in neurobiology at the University of California. David currently serves on the Booz Allen Hamilton Health Care Leadership Council, the advisory committee of the American University School of Public Affairs, and the boards of Malaria No More-Japan and Medicines for Malaria Ventures, North America.