Message from Mr. Stephen Luby, M.D.
Washing hands with soap can reduce both diarrhea and respiratory diseases, the two leading causes of child death,"
Mr. Stephen Luby, M.D.
Director, Centre for Communicable Diseases
ICDDR,B, International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh, and
Country Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,
US Embassy, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Steve Luby has overseen US Centers for Disease Control activities in Bangladesh since 2004. He is secunded from CDC and posted into the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR,B) where he heads the Centre for Communicable Diseases. Dr. Luby earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas in 1986 and completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of Rochester-Strong Memorial Hospital. He studied epidemiology and public health in the Epidemic Intelligence Service and the Preventive Medicine Residency of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. From 1993 to 1998, Dr. Luby directed the Epidemiology Unit of the Community Health Sciences Department at the Aga Khan University in Karachi, Pakistan. Dr. Luby has authored over 160 scientific articles, the majority concerning communicable disease epidemiology in low income countries.