Doctor Caroline A. Ryan received her BSc and MDCM from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. She did her residency in internal medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She completed an infectious disease fellowship at the University of Washington and then remained on the faculty in the Infectious Disease Division of the Department of Medicine at the University of Washington. She received her Masters in Public Health from the University of Washington. In 1997, she joined the Centers for Disease Control, and served as the Associate Director for International Activities in the Division of STD Prevention and later as Chief of the Prevention Branch in the Global AIDS Program. Since October of 2004, Dr. Ryan has been on detail from CDC to the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator where she serves as the Director of Technical Leadership for the PEPFAR program.