Peter Geoffrey Howard Bourne

2119 Leroy Place, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20008-1848
United States of America
Tel: 1-(202) 462-7266
Fax: 1-(202) 332-5414

Llanio Isaf
Ceredigion SY 25 6UW
United Kingdom
Tel: 44-1974-298-327
Fax: 44-1974-298-590

e-mail: pbourne@igc.org (good for all locations)

Born: Oxford, England, 6 August 1939 (U.K. Subject and U.S. Citizen)

Education: The Dragon School, Oxford, England
Whitgift College, Croydon, England

Undergraduate Education

1957-1958 Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia

Professional Education

1958-1962 M.D., Emory University Medical School, Atlanta, Georgia

1967-1969 M.A. (Anthropology), Stanford University, Palo Alto, California

1962-1963 Fellow, Department of Psychiatry, Emory University Medical School

1963-1964 Intern (Rotating), King County Hospital, Seattle, Washington

1967-1969 Resident, Department of Psychiatry, Stanford University Medical Center



Visiting Senior Research Fellow at Green Templeton College, University of Oxford

Vice Chancellor Emeritus, St. George’s University, Grenada

Board of Governors, American Public Health Association

1998-2001 Vice Chancellor, St. George’s University, Grenada

Administered a university with School of Medicine, School of Veterinary Medicine, School of Arts and Sciences and Graduate Studies, Centers for Marine Biology and Public Health, as well as two research institutes, the Windward Islands Research and Education Foundation (Windref) and the Institute of Caribbean and International Studies (ICIS). Also established on campus the Shell Cricket Academy, the main training institution for the West Indies cricket team. Student body from eighty-eight countries.

1983-1998 1982-1997 President, Tropica Development Ltd. (International economic development and health consulting)

President, Global Water (Nonprofit charity addressing third world water problems)

Foreign Policy Advisor to Congressman Bill Richardson Foreign Policy Advisor to Congressman Bill Richardson

Advisor on International Health and Development Issues
The Carter Presidential Center, Atlanta, Georgia

Chairman, Department of Psychiatry, St. George’s University, School of Medicine

Associate Publisher, Development International Magazine, Washington, D.C.

1979-1982 Assistant Secretary General, United Nations (Coordinator, International Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation Decade)

1977-1978 Special Assistant to the President of the United States for Health Issues and
Director, Office of Drug Abuse Policy (“federal drug czar”) (U.S. Senate confirmation, 2 June 1977)

1975-1977 Deputy Campaign Director, Jimmy Carter Presidential Campaign

1974-1976 President, Foundation for International Resources
Consultant, Drug Abuse Council, Washington, D.C.

1973-1974 Assistant Director, White House Special Action Office for Drug Abuse Prevention

1970-1973 Special Advisor for Health Affairs to Governor Jimmy Carter, State of

Director, Georgia Narcotic Treatment Program (subsequently Georgia Office of Drug Abuse)

1969-1971 Founder and Director, Atlanta South Central Community Mental Health Center, Georgia’s first community mental health center

1966-1967 Consultant, South-East Asia Health Branch, U.S. Agency for International Development, Department of State, Washington, D.C.

1964-1967 Research Psychiatrist (Captain, U.S. Army), Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR)

1965-1966 Chief, Neuropsychiatry Section, U.S. Army Medical Research Team, Viet Nam

1962-1963 Co-Director, Emory University Alcoholism Project (Research and Treatment Program for Arrested Alcoholics in the Atlanta City Jail)

Other Consultancies and Partial-Time Positions

1999 - present Consultant, Norbrook Laboratories, PLC, Newry, Northern Ireland

1981-1992 Consultant, Sir William Halcrow Ltd. and Halcrow-Balfour Ltd. (Consultant Engineers)

1984 Consultant, Carnegie Corporation of New York

1974-1976 Consultant, Metcor Inc., Washington, D.C.

1974-1976 Consultant, Group Health Association of America

1974-1976 Consultant, Peat, Marwick and Mitchell (Management Consultants), Washington,

1974-1977 Consultant, Booz, Allen and Hamilton (Management Consultants), Washington,

1974-1976 Consultant, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Health, Department of Health,
Education and Welfare (HEW), (personal service contracts in international health and narcotics)

1973-1976 Consultant, World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva, Switzerland

1968-1969 Psychiatric Consultant, San Mateo County Hospital, San Mateo, California

1967-1969 Psychiatric Consultant, Santa Clara County Hospital, Santa Clara, California

1967-1969 Emergency Room Physician, Kaiser Permanente Hospital, Santa Clara, California

1967-1969 Part-time Physician, Haight-Ashbury Free Medical Clinic, San Francisco

1964-1967 Emergency Room Physician, Casualty Hospital (now Capitol Hill Community Hospital)

1962-1963 Emergency Room Physician, (part-time), St. Joseph’s Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia

Faculty Appointments

2000-2001 Adjunct Professor, Department of Animal Production, St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine

1979-1998 Professor and Chairman, Department of Psychiatry, St. George's University, School of Medicine

1981-1984 Visiting Lecturer, Department of International Health, University of California Medical School, San Diego.

1974-1979 Lecturer, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard University Medical School, Associate Attending Psychiatrist, MacLean Hospital, Boston, Mass.

1969-1972 Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Emory University Medical School, Atlanta, Georgia

1969-1972 Assistant Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, Emory University Medical School

Organizational Memberships

American Public Health Association (Board of Governors)
American Anthropological Association
American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Psychiatric Association (Distinguished Life Fellow)
Royal Society of Medicine-London (Fellow)
American Academy of Psychiatrists in Alcohol and the Addictions International Society of Political Psychology
Washington Psychiatric Society
Georgia Psychiatric Association (1969-1973)
World Federation for Mental Health
International Health Society (President) (1988-1992)
American Association for World Health (Chairman of the Board


Editorial and Advisory Boards

Editorial Board – Psychiatry, 1969 - present

Editorial Board – American Journal of Alcohol and Drug Abuse, 1973 - present

Advisory Board – Development International Magazine, 1986-1990

Advisory Board – Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, 1986 - present

Advisory Board – International Development Corporation, 1986 - present

Advisory Board – Pax International, 1986 – present

Advisory Board – Solar Electric Light Fund, 1990 - present

Advisory Board – International Medical Education Trust, 2000

Academic Advisory Board-Institute for Human Virology

Other Professional and Civic Activities

Member of the Jury, the Lasker Awards, 1978
Commissioner, President's Commission on White House Fellows, 1977-1972
Chairman, American Psychiatric Association Task Force on Drugs and Drug
Abuse Education., 1969-1970
Member, American Psychiatric Association Task Force on Treatment of
Psychiatric Disorders, 1987
Member, Washington Psychiatric Society Committees on International Affairs and International Medical Graduates and Immigration and Culture
Chairman, Board of Trustees, Council on Hemispheric Affairs, 1986 - present
Member, Board of Directors, Interaction (private voluntary organizations’ coordinating body) 1984 - 1990
Trustee, Water Decade Realization Fund, London, 1984 - 1990
Member, Board of Directors, International Reference Center, The Hague, The Netherlands, 1980-1983
Member, Board of Directors, The Global Hunger Project, 1979-1999 (Chairman 1999 - present)
Member, Board of Directors, Institute for Southern Studies, 1969-1986
Member, Board of Directors, Save the Children Community Federation (US), 1979-1991
Vice-President, National Coordinating Council Drug Abuse Education, 1969-1970
Member, Board of Directors, Center for Genetics, Nutrition and Health, 1990 - present

Chairman of the Board, Medical Education Cooperation with Cuba (MEDICC) 1998 - present
Member of the Board, Health and Development International, 1996 - present
Member of the Board, National Youth Advocate Program, 1998 – present
Member of the Board, Grensave, 1999 - 2002
Member of the Board, Institute for Caribbean and International Studies (ICIS) and officer (Secretary-Treasurer) 1999 – present
Member of the Board, Windward islands Research and Education Foundation


1967 William C. Menninger Award, Central Neuropsychiatric Association
1971 “Five Outstanding Young Men of 1971” (Atlanta Jaycees), Atlanta, Georgia
1972 “Five Outstanding Young Men in Georgia” - 1972 (Georgia Jaycees)
1972 Leadership Award, Metropolitan Atlanta Mental Health Association
1974 Public Service Award, National Association of State Drug Abuse Program
1978 Leadership Award, President's Committee on Mental Retardation
1978 Distinguished Service Award, Organization of Chinese Americans
1991 Distinguished Service Award, Save the Children Federation

Listed in: Who’s Who in the World (U.S. edition)
Who’s Who in America
Who's Who in American Politics
Who's Who in the Southeast
Who’s Who in the East
Men of Achievement
American Men and Women of Science
Contemporary Authors

Military Service

1964-1967 Captain, U.S. Army
Primary Assignment: Research Psychiatrist,
Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR)

1965-1966 Chief, Psychiatric Section, U.S. Army Medical Research Team, Viet Nam

Bronze Star
Air Medal
Combat Medics Badge

Professional and Other Licenses

Licensed to practice medicine and surgery in California, Georgia, Colorado, Massachusetts and the District of Columbia. Registered Medical Practitioner, Grenada, W.I.

Private Pilot’s License


Member: Reform Club (London), Special Forces Club (London)
National Sheep Association, British Deer Farmers Association, International Llama
Association, British Camelid Society, British Bison Association.
Nationally Ranked (Age Group) Marathoner (U.S.) 1984

International Activities

1973 Consultant, World Health Organization
1976 Consultant, UN Division on Narcotic Drugs
1977-1978 White House Coordinator for International Human Needs (health, hunger,
literacy, housing, family planning and disaster relief) and liaison to UN specialized agencies
1977 Member, U.S. Delegation to the Executive Committee of UNICEF, Manila
1977-1978 Member, U.S. Delegation to the World Health Assembly, Geneva
1977, 1978 Member, U.S. Delegation to the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs,
1978 Head, U.S. Delegation, Governing Council, UN Development Programme (UNDP), Geneva
1979-1982 Assistant Secretary General, United Nations (Coordinator, International Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation Decade)

Consultant U.S.A.I.D, Department of State (Washington, D.C.); Overseas Development Administration (Britain); the National Institute on Drug Abuse (Washington, D.C.) and the Colombo Plan (Colombo, Sri Lanka).

Professional experience in Australia, Austria,
Barbados, Belgium, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burma,
Cameroon, Chile, Colombia, The Congo (Brazzaville)
Cuba, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Finland,
France, W. Germany, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala,
Honduras, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland,
Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Kenya, Laos, Malawi, Malaysia, Mexico,
Mozambique, Namibia, the Netherlands, Niger, Nigeria, Norway,
Pakistan, the Philippines, Portugal, St. Vincent,
Senegal, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland
Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad, Tunisia, Uganda, United

Kingdom, U.S.S.R., Viet Nam, Yugoslavia, Zambia, and

Served as the personal envoy of the President of the United States in bilateral discussions with the heads of state or government in Burma, Colombia, Thailand, the Philippines, and Jamaica.

Chairman, World Hunger Working Group, Sub-Cabinet Committee formed to review and formulate new U.S. policy with regard to world hunger (1978). (Published:"World Hunger and Malnutrition: Improving the U.S. Response," U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 1978)

Chairman, Interagency Committee far International Health (1978) formed to review US role in international health and formulate new presidential initiatives in this area. (Published: 'New Directions in International Health Cooperation: A Report to the President," U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 1978.)

White House Coordinator for Presidential Commissions on the International Year of the Child and World Hunger.

Director of year-long study of the impact of the US embargo on health and nutrition in Cuba and co-author of the subsequent report “Denial of Food and Medicine: The Impact of the US embargo on Health and Nutrition in Cuba” published by the American Association for World Health, 1997

© Peter G. Bourne - 2009