Sema Sgaier, PhD

Sema Sgaier, PhD

Executive Director, Surgo Foundation
Sema Sgaier, PhD

Dr. Sema K. Sgaier is the Executive Director of Surgo Foundation. Previously, she had worked with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in several roles, including leading the foundation’s global Male Circumcision Initiative in Africa and managing the Avahan HIV prevention program from the foundation’s India office. A trained neuroscientist, Dr. Sgaier applies her scientific approach to global health problems and is interested in cross-fertilizing approaches and lessons between disciplines to solve these problems. Dr. Sgaier was a scholar at Harvard Medical School and a Fellow with the Centre for Global Health Research. She received a PhD in Genetics from New York University, an M.A in Neuroscience from Brown University, and a B.Sc. in Molecular Biology and Genetics from Bogazici University.

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