Giulio De Leo

Chair of Engineering Working Group

Giulio De Leo is a professor of Biology and senior fellow of the Woods Institute for the Environment at Stanford University – is a disease ecologist, faculty director of the Stanford Program for Disease Ecology, Health and the Environment and associated member of the Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health.

His research interest is focused on the dynamics of coupled human and natural systems and, specifically, on problems at the interface between human health, disease dynamics and environmental conservation.

He earned a master degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Politecnico di Milano (1989) and a PhD in ecology at University of Ferrara and Parma (1993) in Italy. He moved to Stanford University in 2012, and since then he has been working on schistosomiasis dynamics and control with a specific focus on ecological and environmental solutions that protect human health and the health of the environment, in Senegal and Cote d’Ivoire.