Padmini Srikantiah, MD MPH
Senior Program Officer, Antimicrobial Resistance
Padmini Srikantiah is a Senior Program Officer in Global Health at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. In her role, she leads the foundation’s cross-cutting Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) strategy with a focus on preventing drug resistant infections in vulnerable populations. Previously, Padmini was with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as a Senior Medical Epidemiologist, and led CDC’s AMR platform in India, encompassing efforts to strengthen AMR surveillance and reduce key healthcare associated infections. As the CDC-India lead for infectious disease surveillance, she also led large multi-agency collaborative investigations that redefined the list of causative agents for recurring seasonal encephalitis. Previously, Padmini served as medical officer for HIV treatment in the WHO South East Asia Regional Office where she led the HIV Drug Resistance Surveillance and Prevention program, and provided extensive technical assistance on antiretroviral therapy scale-up and evaluation in numerous countries in Asia. She is board certified in infectious diseases from the University of California, San Francisco, served in the Epidemic Intelligence Service at CDC in the Foodborne & Diarrheal Diseases Branch, and received an MPH in epidemiology at the University of California, Berkeley.