Larry Brilliant

Larry Brilliant

Physician, Epidemiologist, Technologist, Author, Senior Advisor and President of

The speeches by Larry Brilliant focus on eradicating smallpox by means of a global detection system. Larry Brilliant has dedicated his life to resolving the world's worst sicknesses, and has made huge contributions to making the planet a better place.

Larry Brilliant earned his Master's in Public Health at the University of Michigan, and his M.D. from Wayne State University School of Medicine. In 1978, he was the co-founder and chairman of Seva, a non-profit health foundation, and in 1985 he co-founded The Well. From 2006 to 2009 he was the Executive Director and Chief Philanthropy Evangelist of He is the author of two books, and has received numerous awards from the Government of India, and from WHO. Currently, Larry Brilliant is the President and Senior Advisor to Jeff Skoll at the Skoll Global Threats Fund.

The speeches by Larry Brilliant focus on his recognizing pandemics before it is too late, and the need to protect ourselves from future outbreaks. Larry Brilliant is a pioneering physician, global philanthropist and a remarkable social change enthusiast.

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