Dr. Charles Michelo (B.Sc. MBChB, MPH, MBA, PhD), Professor of Epidemiology and Founding Dean at School of Public Health, University of Zambia (UNZA). His research interest that started with focus on HIV surveillance systems has evolved to include medical education as well as wider aspect of health systems but concentrated in maternal & adolescent health, metabolic disorders, disparities, and community health systems. This is evidenced by his wide publication record in peer reviewed and high impact journals in these areas arising from several research grants he has led.
Furthermore, he doesn’t only serve on various corporate entities and boards, but he has also been pivotal in transforming public health training and practice in Zambia by helping other Universities get established, he also pioneered the development of the first ever School of Public Health in Zambia, hosted at UNZA. Through this he has supervised and mentored several masters, doctoral and post-doctoral candidates. He possesses a rare and unique combination of management as well as public health technical skill mix.