Dr. van Dam has more than 30 years of experience in public health and operations research across four continents, with extensive background in partnerships with governments, civil society, donors, and researchers on a wide range of health issues, including HIV/AIDS, infectious and chronic diseases, health systems strengthening, reproductive health, and family planning.
In the 2 years since joining PATH, Johannes has adeptly overseen the strategic growth of both our HIV/TB program and the Health Systems Innovation & Delivery program, including key roles in the technical design of our HSDSA follow-on work to APHIAplus in Kenya and the IHAP project.
Before joining PATH, Johannes was the Director of Program Sciences and Technical Support at FHI360. Previously, he led key programs at Futures Group International (now Palladium) and the Population Council and has also worked within the UN system (WHO, UNAIDS).
Dr. van Dam serves on the editorial board of Studies in Family Planning , is a reviewer for the journal AIDS , and has authored several scientific journal articles and medical textbook content throughout his career. He holds an MS in Community Health in Developing Countries from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, an MD and a BA in Philosophy from the University of Amsterdam, and a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene from the Royal Tropical Institute, the Netherlands.