World Bank Group
Dr. Jules R. Duval has worked in the area of population health for almost 20 years. He received his medical training as a family physician in the United States Air Force during which time he provided mission-related medical care for active duty troops. He was a key advisor on medical evaluation boards serving to determine the ability of servicemen and servicewomen to fulfill the requirements of their job.
Shortly after leaving the Air Force, Dr. Duval accepted the position of Medical Director of Occupational Health Services at Smithsonian Institution. There he lead a team of nurses and mid-level practitioners in providing occupational medicine services to Smithsonian employees working across the nation and around the world. During his tenure, he and his team created a clinically based workplace wellness program with nearly 3,000 enrollees which brought about a decrease in sick leave costs of $12.7 million while saving the equivalent of 152 FTEs in lost work hours within 5 years of implementation. In recognition of this achievement, the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) awarded its highly prestigious Corporate Health Achievement Award (CHAA) to the Smithsonian Institution in 2012.
In July 2014, Dr. Duval was hired by The World Bank Group (WBG) to manage the Joint WBG/IMF (international Monetary Fund) Health Services Department onsite clinic. Charged to enhance health productivity management, Dr. Duval is responsible for bringing about an evolution of clinic operations aimed at proactively improving health outcomes for staff rather than simply responding to and treating health problems coming through the door.
He is also a member of The Bank/Fund Annual and Spring Meetings Crisis Management Team, providing critical health-related support to foreign dignitaries, international stakeholders, and members of their delegations. Dr. Duval resides in Arlington Virginia with his wife and two sons.