TED-Prize winner Dr. Larry Brilliant is the Chairman of the Board of the Skoll Global Threats Fund and Senior Adviser at the Jeff Skoll Group. Previously, he was Skoll Global Threats Fund’s President and Chief Executive Officer.
Before that, he was Vice President of Google and Executive Director of Google.org. He is board-certified in preventive medicine and public health, and co-founder of the Seva Foundation, an international non-governmental organization whose programs and grantees have given back sight to more than 3.5 million blind people in over 20 countries.
Dr. Brilliant lived in India for more than a decade where he played a key role in the World Health Organization’s successful smallpox eradication program in South Asia. He also founded the National Biosurveillance Advisory Committee (NBAS) while teaching at the University of Michigan.
Dr. Brilliant also authoredSometimes Brilliant: The Impossible Adventures of a Spiritual Seeker and Visionary Physician Who Helped Conquer the Worst Disease in History.