IJEqH Volume 11
Supplement 1 to ISEqH VI International Conference
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Barbara Starfield

Adam Wagstaff is Research Manager of the Human Development and Public Services team in the Development Research Group. He holds a DPhil in economics from the University of York. He has published extensively on health financing and health systems reform; health, equity and poverty; valuation of health; demand for and production of health; efficiency measurement, and illicit drugs and drug enforcement. Much of his recent work has been on health insurance, health financing, vulnerability and health shocks, and provider payment reform. He has extensive experience of China and Vietnam, but also in Africa, Latin America, S Asia, and Europe and Central Asia. Outside health economics, he has published on efficiency measurement in the public sector, the measurement of trade union power, the redistributive effect and sources of progressivity of the personal income tax, and the redistributive effect of economic growth.

Alberto Minujin (Coming Soon)

Andrea Paola García Ruiz Economista, actualmente cursa la Maestría de Estudios Políticos en la Universidad Nacional de Colombia, investigadora de la Fundación para la Investigación y Desarrollo de la Salud y Seguridad Social - FEDESALUD -. Ha participado como investigadora asistente en el Grupo de Protección Social del Centro de Investigaciones para el Desarrollo CID y de la Maestría de Protección Social de la Universidad Santo Tomás.
Su investigación principal se ha centrado sobre la equidad en el financiamiento del Sistema General de Seguridad en Salud de Colombia y la construcción de indicadores para su medición.

Angelica P. Herrera is an Assistant Research Professor at UCLA, and a Health & Aging Policy Fellow at the Health Resources and Services Administration and the Administration on Aging. Her current interests include the development and testing of best practices that improve quality of life for vulnerable older adults, specifically, geriatric care coordination models that seamlessly bridge preventive care and chronic disease management, mental health services, and home- and community-based services. As a Kellogg Scholar in Health Disparities, she studied the role of family caregivers in determining the use of home- and community-based services and institutionalized care among older Mexican Americans. Among her current projects is the refinement of a community-based caregiver support program for family caregivers of older, dependent, diabetic Latinos. Herrera earned a Doctorate from Loma Linda University in 2007, and was a Kellogg Health Scholar at the University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.

Barbara Krimgold serves as national program director of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s postdoctoral Kellogg Health Scholars Program. These Scholars and alumni serve in cutting-edge roles in academic, policy and activist organizations focused on understanding social and economic determinants of health, reducing health inequalities and inequities, developing partnerships with policymakers, communities and other stakeholders, and translating research to policy and action.Ms. Krimgold previously served in senior policy positions within US Government. She graduated from Harvard College and won a National Defense Education Act fellowship at Harvard’s Graduate Center for Middle Eastern Studies. She has lived and worked in France, Egypt, the Philippines, Indonesia, and Ghana, and is active in international health inequality research communities. She was a founding member of the International Society for Equity in Health in 2000, and served as a board member of ISEqH in 2004-2006.

Barun Kanjilal is a health economist, with a PhD from Louisiana State University, U.S.A. He is Senior Faculty at the Indian Institute of Health Management Research (IIHMR) in Jaipur, India, a WHO Collaborating Center for district health systems based on primary health care. His main area of interest is Health Economics and Financing, Health System Development, and other aspects of health care management in developing countries. He has worked on various research programs in India related to public health financing and management, as a consultant or the Principal Investigator. At present, he is the country coordinator (India) of Future Health Systems (FHS): Innovations for Equity, a research program consortium of several institutions from different parts of the world. The FHS program has a particular focus on improving delivery of health services in the Sundarban areas of India which is subject to recurrent climatic shocks and associated vulnerabilities.

Bonnie Lefkowitz is a writer and policy advisor to the Kellogg Health Scholars program. Her work focuses on health disparities, underserved populations and social determinants of health. Her recent book, Community Health Centers: A Movement and the People Who Made It Happen, describes the centers’ origins in the civil rights and social justice movements and their unexpected survival and growth to a network now serving 23 million people. During 24 years as a federal official at the Congressional Budget Office and the Department of Health and Human Services Lefkowitz specialized in care for underserved and minority populations and spearheaded efforts to address the need for such services in national health insurance and health reform proposals under Presidents Carter and Clinton. She holds an MPA from Harvard University, and previously worked with New York City’s Department of Health and as medical reporter for Newsweek magazine.

Carlos Carrera (Coming Soon)

Cid L. Terosa is Project Collaborator in the Center for Research and Communication, Associate Professor (School of Economics, UA&P);Director, Applied Business Economic Program (School of Economics, UA&P) ; Research interests: development economics, input-output analysis, economic history and development, urban and regional economics; Involved in consultancy work for the private sector, government, and international agencies

Dan Wendo, Dr. is a health policy consultant with more than 20 years of experience in management of public health programs, particularly in reproductive health, child health, HIV prevention programs, development of health systems, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation. Through the Futures Group, he served as country director for the USAID | Health Policy Initiative in Kenya. Dr. Wendo received an MD degree from the University of Ibadan in Nigeria and an MPH from Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.

Darío Restrepo (Coming Soon)

Decsi Astrid Arévalo Hernández Economista, Magister en Ciencias económicas, Magister en Historia, Doctora en Ciencias Económicas. Profesora del Departamento de Historia – Universidad de Los Andes. Integrante del Grupo de Protección Social – GPS, del CID – Universidad Nacional de Colombia – y la Universidad de Los Andes. Sus proyectos de investigación y publicaciones recientes se sitúan en el campo de la protección social, la seguridad social y la equidad en calidad de vida y salud: “Muchas acciones y una solución distante. Mecanismos gubernamentales de protección social en Bogotá, 1930-1945.” “Avances y dificultades del sistema de salud para los pobres”. “La protección al adulto mayor: entre la dádiva y el derecho”. “El control social y la participación comunitaria en salud”. “Inequidad en el acceso a los servicios de salud en función del ingreso de las familias”

Emma Sanchez-Vaznaugh, ScD, M.P.H, is an Assistant Professor at San Francisco State University, Department of Health Education. She was a Kellogg Health Scholar at UCSF, after receiving a doctorate in Social Epidemiology from Harvard University. A key area of her research integrates markers of immigrant status into the social determinants of Health. This body of work involves analyzing, documenting and monitoring obesity patterns among diverse immigrant groups. Her prior research examined the influence of birthplace and immigrants’ length of residence in the U.S. on obesity rates; whether there was a differential effect of these factors by gender, education and race/ethnicity; and documented the shape, direction and magnitude of socioeconomic patterning in obesity among immigrants. Her research interests include the social, policy and environmental determinants of population health across the lifespan, devoting special attention to social inequities across groups defined based on (and in combination with) race/ethnicity, immigrant, and socioeconomic position.

Enrique Delamonica, Social and Economic Policy Advisor for UNICEF’s Regional Office for Latin America and The Caribbean, deals primarily with child poverty, social expenditure analysis, and social protection policies. He is an economist and political scientist educated at the University of Buenos Aires, the Institute for Economic and Social Development, Columbia University, and the New School for Social Research. He was a policy analyst at UNICEF’s Headquarters for over ten years, focusing on financing of social services, poverty reduction strategies, socioeconomic disparities and the impact of macro-economic trends on child welfare. He has published widely, including Eliminating Human Poverty (with Santosh Mehrotra) and co-edited books on issues of social policy, particularly as they affect children. He has also published several articles in journals and books. He has also taught economics, international development, policy analysis, statistics and research methods at New York University, Columbia University, the University of Buenos Aires, the Institute for Social and Economic Development (Argentina), the New School, and Saint Peter’s College (New Jersey).

Felipe Vásquez Lavín is the Academic Director of the Master in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics at the Department of Economics of Universidad de Concepción, Chile. He holds a Ph.D. in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of California, Berkeley. His areas of interest include nonmarket valuation, health economics, statistics and econometrics. He is currently the principal investigator of a comparative study of the economic impact of asthma prevalence in children in California and Chile and a research study to assess the evolution of equity in health and health care in Chile. He has also participated as referee for international Journals such us the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management (JEEM), Environment and Development Economics (EDE), Journal of Environmental Management (JEMA), and for institutions such as the National Science Foundation (NSF) in the U.S. and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) in Canada.

Félix León Martínez Martín Médico, Magíster en Salud Pública, Investigador en salud y seguridad social. Investigador con el Grupo de Protección Social del Centro de Investigaciones para el Desarrollo de la Facultad de Economía de la Universidad Nacional desde el año 2000 Presidente de la Fundación para la Investigación y Desarrollo de la Salud y Seguridad Social - FEDESALUD desde su fundación en 1999. Director de la Maestría de Protección Social de la Universidad Santo Tomás desde 2009.
Coordinador del capítulo de equidad del Análisis de la Situación de Salud de Colombia. Estudio Nacional de Salud.
Sus investigaciones y publicaciones recientes se han centrado en el tema de la inequidad en salud: “Inequidad Social y Discapacidad” ““Derecho a la salud o equidad en salud” “Enfoque para el análisis y la investigación sobre equidad-inequidad en salud” “Construcción de índices de riesgo y protección para el análisis de inequidad en salud2, y en el tema de la seguridad social “Seguridad social o asistencialismo” “Protección Social: Entre el aseguramiento y la asistencia.

Fernando Ruiz is the Director of the Center of Development Projects (CENDEX) at Javeriana University in Colombia, an entity engaged in research, technological development, and consultancy in the areas of evaluation and development of public policy. He holds a Medical Doctor degree and a Master of Science in Economics from Javeriana University and a Master of Public Health from Harvard. He is currently pursuing a Doctor of Public Health at the National Institute of Public Health in Mexico. He is an expert in economic analysis applied to health and social security. His areas of interest include public policy design and evaluation, insurance, production factors, markets, and industrial organization in social enterprises of the health sector. He has extensive experience in research, consultancy, and technological development. His current projects include the design, development, and evaluation of health initiatives in Colombia and other Latin American countries, financed by bilateral or multilateral institutions.

Flavia Mori Sarti is professor of Economics and Public Policies at the School of Arts, Sciences and Humanities at University of São Paulo. She holds a Ph.D. in Applied Human Nutrition and a Bachelor Degree in Economics and Nutrition from University of Sao Paulo. She is researcher for the Center for Epidemiological Research in Nutrition and Health (NUPENS) and the Center for Research on Health Economics (NEEDS). In addition, she is the head of the Interdisciplinary Group in Physics of Information and Economics (GRIFE) and Coordinator of the Graduate Program in Complex Systems Modeling at the University of São Paulo. She is an expert in applied economics with emphasis in health economics, food and nutrition, and public policy evaluation, working in the areas of economic evaluation in health care, food supply and demand, and competitive strategies.

Giota Panopoulou is currently an advisor to the Financing Director of the Mexican Social Security Institute, the largest social security institution in Latin America covering approximately 40 million private employees and their families. Before joining the Mexican Social Security Institute, she served as a Director of Health and Economic Development at the Mexican Ministry of Health, as well as an Economist and Long-term Consultant in the World Bank, working at the Human Development Groups of the Europe and Central Asia Region, Latin America and the Caribbean Region, and East Asia and Pacific Region. The areas of her expertise are health financing, health insurance, design, implementation and evaluation of health reforms, public sector institutional restructuring and health and migration issues. She holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Sussex (UK) and an Master of Science in Economics for Development from the University of Oxford (UK).

Gisela Garcia is an Operations Officer in the Gender & Development Group of the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Unit at the World Bank. Her areas of expertise are social protection and health. Before joining the Bank, Gisela worked at the Office of Evaluation & Oversight at the Inter American Development Bank and as an assistant researcher at the Center for the Study of State and Society (CEDES) in Argentina. Gisela holds a Masters in Global Health Policy from George Washington University.

Gisele Almeida is the Advisor in Health Systems and Services Analysis of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) in Washington, DC, where she coordinates projects to strengthen public health functions, promote the use of evidence in public policies, and assess health systems performance in the countries of the Americas. She has worked at PAHO for over 20 years and has extensive expertise in health systems research, health services management tools, evaluation methods, and project management. Before joining PAHO, she worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (EMBRAPA). She is currently directing a study on the evolution of equity in health systems of selected Latin American and Caribbean countries and implications to public policy in the Region. She received a Doctor of Public Health with specialization in Health Policy and a Master of Science in Information Management for Health Sciences from the George Washington University.

Gustavo Nigenda López, PhD Has a Master's degree in Health Planning and Financing from the School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a Doctoral degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Dr. Nigenda has dedicated the past 10 years to the field of health services planning, particularly with regard to the involvement of health personnel in the job market and in the process of services production, in these 10 years his experience has led to evaluate and investigate health policies and social protection in health and quality of care. He is currently the Director of Services Innovation and Health Systems and the coordinator of the Doctorate in Public Health at the National Institute of Public Health of Mexico. Previously, he held the position of Director of the Center for Social and Economic Health Analysis at the Mexican Health Foundation.

Jennifer Winestock Luna, M.P.H., has over 20 years of experience working in international health, particularly in maternal and child health, reproductive health and HIV/AIDS. Currently she is a senior monitoring and evaluation advisor for the USAID funded Maternal and Child Health Program (MCHIP) at ICF Macro. Previously she has worked for USAID as a maternal and child health advisor where she coordinated regional programs of maternal mortality reduction, immunization and IMCI in the Latin America and Caribbean region; Plan International as a health associate backstopping Child Survival and Health Projects (CSHGP) in Africa and Asia; Care Bolivia where she managed a CSHGP project; USAID Bolivia’s Project Against HIV/AIDS, where she managed surveys of commercial sex workers; and CureAmericas, where she strengthened the monitoring and evaluation system for projects in rural Bolivia and implemented knowledge, practice and coverage surveys.

João Pedro Azevedo is an Economist in the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Unit of the Latin America and the Caribbean Region at the World Bank. His areas of expertise are social protection, entrepreneurship, education, and quantitative methods, with an emphasis on applications related to the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of poverty and inequality reduction strategies. Prior to joining the Bank he was a Research Fellow from the Brazilian Institute of Applied Economic Research, and the Superintendent of Monitoring and Evaluation at the Secretary of Finance from the State of Rio de Janeiro. He is the current President of the Executive Committee of the Network on Inequity and Poverty of the IADB-World Bank-UNDP-LACEA and has done extensive consulting and research for the World Bank, IADB, UNDP, UNESCO, the British Department of Work and Pension, and the Brazilian ministries of Education and Social Assistance. João Pedro holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Newcastle.

Jorge Benavides is senior researcher at Fundación para el Desarrollo de Guatemala (FUNDESA) and a specialist in Social Development Economics, in areas such as human development, social investment, quality of life, governance and environmental sustainability. Also, he is Professor in the field of economics and development at Francisco Marroquin University (Guatemala). He holds a Master Degree in Political Affairs from Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (Spain) and a B.A. in Economics with Honors from Francisco Marroquin University (Guatemala). His research has focused on development and inequality, social investment transparency, reduction of poverty, quality of life, social policies and social assistance programs, with particular emphasis on Guatemala and Latin America. Actually he is leading the “Transparency Program for Social Investment” in Guatemala, with support of Global Development Network – GDN – and Results for Development – R4D –.

Kalahn Taylor-Clark leads the Patient-Centeredness Portfolio in the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform at the Brookings Institution. Focused on health reform models, her group seeks to inform regional, state, and national practices for patient-reported measurement, promote inclusion of consumer perspectives, social determinants and population health and assure collection of data to measure and address health care disparities. Prior to joining Brookings, Taylor-Clark was a W.K. Kellogg Health Scholar at Harvard University, where she focused on public health communication in politically and socially marginalized populations and minority voting on health care issues. She has served as lecturer at Tufts University, teaching "Women and Health" and "The Politics of Health Disparities," and as a researcher at the Harvard School of Public Health's Project on Biological Security and the Public, concentrating on risk communication in communities of color during public health emergencies. She received an MPH from the Tufts School of Medicine, and a PhD in health policy from Harvard.

Kira Fortune, Ph.D., M.I.H., M.A., B.Sc. has worked more than 10 years in Africa, Asica, Europe and Latin America in positions related to public health, gender and social determinants of health. Kira spent four years working in the Department of Global Advocacy in The International Planned Parenthood Federation in London and then spent three years with UNICEF in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania where she was responsible for the program on Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV. Kira has extensive experience working with and within NGOs, academia as well as in inter-governmental organizations focusing on gender mainstreaming, HIV and reproductive health and rights as well as general public health issues. Prior to moving to Washington DC she was responsible for the International Health Research Network in Denmark with the objective of translating research evidence into policy. In 2008 she joined the Pan-American Health Organization, the regional office of the UN's World Health Organization, where she is responsible for the social determinants of health. Kira holds a Master's degree in Anthropology, Development and Gender as well as a Doctorate in Sociology on The Challenge of Gender Mainstreaming for a Contemporary NGO from University of London, England. She also holds a Master's Degree in International Health from Copenhagen University, Denmark.

Lucia Merino is the Chief of Party for the USAID | PASCA project. She has worked with Futures Group as an analyst, demographer, and country and regional program director in Latin America for more than 14 years. She has been instrumental in influencing policy change related to reproductive health and HIV throughout Central America. She has an MA degree in demography from CELADE, an MPH in epidemiology from the University of San Carlos, Guatemala, and an MHA in policy and advocacy from University of CR.

Luis Felipe López-Calva is Lead Economist in the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Unit of the Latin America and the Caribbean Region at the World Bank. His research focuses on child labor, poverty and inequality, institutional and development economics. Before joining the Bank, Luis Felipe was Chief Economist for Latin America and the Caribbean at UNDP Regional Bureau for LAC. Previously, he was Visiting Scholar at Stanford University, and Associate Professor and Chair of the Masters in Public Economics program in the Graduate School of Public Affairs of the Tecnológico de Monterrey in Mexico. He was also former Director of the Human Development Research Office in Mexico of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP-Mexico) and Professor of Economics at the Universidad de las Américas in Puebla. He is a Commissioner of the Mexican Commission on Macroeconomics and Health and a member of the Technical Committee for Poverty Measurement at the Mexican Ministry of Social Development. Luis Felipe holds a PhD in Economics from Cornell University.

Luz María González, Ph.D. in Public Health with specialization in Health Systems (National Institute of Public Health Mexico). Master in Health Administration (Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Universidad Católica de Manizales). Health Audit Specialist (Universidad Autonoma de Manizales). Specialization Course in Health Services Management, Financial Management in Health and Social Security in Mexico and Colombia. Research Professor at the Autonomous University of Morelos State, Researcher / Consultant, National Public Health Institute and the Mexican Health Foundation (Mexico). He has extensive experience in research, teaching and educational management, as well as various national and international publications on public policy and health system

Lynne Miller Franco’s interest in equity dates back to her dissertation for the ScD in International Health Systems from Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health – Equity and Community Financing. With over 25 years experience in health systems strengthening and quality improvement, she has worked with all levels of the health system, from service delivery to policy, in Africa, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and the Caucuses, and Latin America. Dr. Franco is currently Vice President for Technical Assistance and Evaluation at EnCompass LLC, and recently served as Director for Research and Evaluation for USAID’s Health Care Improvement project, managing a large research portfolio on quality improvement, including scale up and spread, sustainability, and cost-effectiveness of QI. She has authored peer review publications on quality improvement, institutionalization of quality assurance, health worker motivation and health reform, programming for orphans and vulnerable children, and impact of community-based health insurance across socioeconomic groups.

Mariana Barraza-Lloréns works for the Mexican Institute of Social Security as an Advisor to the Director of Finance. Previously, she worked with Mexico's Ministry of Health for almost ten years, where she last occupied the position of Assistant Director at the Economic Analysis Unit. She has also worked as independent consultant; Junior Officer at the Mergers and Acquisitions Directorate, Federal Competition Commission (Mexico); Research Fellow at the York Health Economics Consortium (UK) and Advisor in the Planning and Finance Directorate at the Mexican Institute of Social Security. She collaborated with diverse projects in the Mexican health sector and co-authored and coordinated various publications including academic papers in peer reviewed journals, working papers and official publications. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México and a Master of Science in Health Economics from the University of York.

Mario Hernández (Coming Soon)

Martin Valdivia holds a Ph.D. in Applied Economics from the University of Minnesota. He is a Senior Researcher at the Group for the Analysis of Development (GRADE) in Peru since 1993. He holds the position of Director of the Latin American office of the Poverty and Economic Policy (PEP) Research Network and General Coordinator of the Alliance to Promote Equity in Health in Peru (AES). He is also an active member of various research networks such as Global Development Network (GDN), Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association (LACEA), Network of Inequality and Poverty (NIP) and Latin American Family Studies (LAFAM) Network. He was also a member of the board of directors for the period 2004-2006 at the International Society for Equity in Health (ISEQH), and advisor to the technical committee in quantitative aspects of the Global Equity Gauge Alliance (GEGA).

Michael Reich, Ph.D Reich has worked on health systems issues with colleagues at Harvard for more than a decade, and serves as a core faculty member for the World Bank Flagship Course on Health Sector Reform and Sustainable Financing. Dr. Reich's research program addresses the political dimensions of public health policy. His current interests include access to medicines and pharmaceutical policy, health system strengthening, and the political economy of policy-making processes. He has conducted various studies on the political economy of health policy reform, in both developed and developing countries. He has developed an applied research tool (a Windows-based software program) for analyzing the political dimensions of public policy (with David Cooper). This tool, called PolicyMaker, provides a computer-assisted guide for strategic thinking about policy reform.

Mindi Spencer is an Assistant Professor at the University of South Carolina Arnold School of Public Health. She received her PhD in developmental psychology from West Virginia University, with certificates in gerontology and women’s studies. Her earlier research examined how cultural and psychosocial factors influence quality of life in diverse populations of older adults, laying the ground for her current focus on long-term care and disability prevention for American Indian elders, who have some of the highest disability rates (50-60 percent) of any US ethnic group. Because the US Indian Health Service is not authorized to provide long-term care, and American Indian elders have difficulty accessing Medicare and Medicaid, they often fall through the cracks. In addition, housing, economic and social services on reservations and among elderly Indians living in urban areas are not supportive of successful aging. Spencer’s research on American Indian caregivers and home and community based services is geared toward solving this dilemma.

Naima T. Wong is a Research Associate with the Georgia Health Policy Center in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University. Her work includes local evaluation for a national cross-site initiative on environment and policy change to promote healthy eating and active living funded by Kaiser Permanente and technical assistance to grantees of the US Health Resources and Services Administration’s Office of Rural Health Policy. She is also part of a team working with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to design a national framework for implementing Health In All Policies. Other work includes strategic planning, needs assessment, program and research design and implementation for community based organizations and public and private sector clients. Wong earned her PhD in health behavior and health education from the University of Michigan-School of Public Health and her MPH from the same department.

Óscar Fresneda Bautista Sociólogo, magister en economía y candidato a doctor en ciencias económicas de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Investigador del Grupo de investigación en protección social del Centro de Investigaciones para el Desarrollo (CID) de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia y del Observatorio de equidad en calidad de vida y salud para Bogotá. Profesor de la Facultad de Ciencias Sociales y Humana de la Universidad Externado de Colombia. El profesor Fresneda ha sido Consultor de CEPAL, UNFPA, PNUD, DANE, DNP y de la Contraloría General de la República.
Sus investigaciones en el Observatorio de Equidad han enfocado inequidades en el derecho a la vida: mortalidad evitable, indicadores de inequidad en salud y calidad de vida, inequidades en salud a lo largo del ciclo de vida, análisis de calidad de vida y salud, y análisis de la categoría posición social: estructura de clases sociales, calidad de vida y salud.

Oscar Rodriguez Salazar Licenciado en Ciencias Políticas y en Economía, Maestría y Doctorado en Sociología, Doctorado en Ciencias Económicas Profesor Emérito y titular de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia, 1978-2011 Profesor Titular de la Universidad Externado de Colombia, 1983- 2011
Director del Grupo de Protección Social del CID, 2002-2011.
Sus proyectos de investigación y publicaciones recientes se sitúan en el campo de la protección social, la seguridad social y la equidad en calidad de vida y salud: “Programas de investigación y políticas públicas en los sistemas de protección social”, “Consideraciones teóricas e históricas sobre la fiscalidad”, “Regulación Macroeconómica y equidad”. “Sistemas de Protección Social y Centralización del Estado”.

Patricia Martínez (Coming Soon)

Patricia Y. Miranda, Dr. is Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Administration at Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Miranda earned her PhD and MPH at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, and was a Kellogg Health Scholar Postdoctoral Fellow at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Miranda’s research interests focus on cancer prevention among vulnerable populations, specifically disparities in cancer screening affecting immigrant and Latino populations. Dr. Miranda’s research reflects the shifting demographics of the United States; examines how policies and screening guidelines may differentially impact vulnerable populations; explores the role of place (e.g. neighborhoods) in understanding access to health services; engages affected populations in a community-based participatory research approach to create recommendations for future interventions and policy efforts at local, regional and national levels, as well as methods of engaging policymakers as members of a community to create multilevel interventions for reducing health disparities.

Prea Gulati (Coming Soon)

Roberto Benes (Coming Soon)

Shedra Amy Snipes, Ph.D. is an assistant professor of Biobehavioral Health and the Penn State University. Trained as a bio-cultural anthropologist, Dr. Snipes uses a blend of ethnography and community-based risk assessment to successfully test the feasibility of collecting longitudinal bio-specimens among migrating groups of Mexican farmworkers. Her most recent study, entitled “The Migrant Farmworker Experience: An ‘Ethno-Occupational’ Health Assessment,” followed a community of migrant farmworkers as they travel from the Texas-Mexico border to find work. This research provides new, highly useful data on cultural notions associated with pesticide exposure, occupational illness, injury, and healthcare access among migrant farmworkers.

Suneeta Sharma, Dr. is the Chief of Party for the Futures Group in India. With nearly 20 years of experience in health policy, financing, and equity, Dr. Sharma is an expert in assessing alternative health financing mechanisms, diagnosing health care systems, monitoring national health accounts, conducting market segmentation analyses, promoting contraceptive security, and designing effective public-private financing models. At Futures Group, she has led country programs throughout Asia and the Near East, served as deputy director for FP/RH on successive global policy projects, and developed innovative pro-poor policy approaches. Previously, Dr. Sharma served as an Assistant Professor in the Indian Institute of Health Management Research. She earned Master’s and Doctorate degrees in economic administration and financial management from the University of Rajasthan and an MPA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Veronika Wirtz, PhD School of Pharmacy, University of London, UK. Master of Science in Clinical Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy, University of London, UK. Research and teaching at the National Institute of Public Health. His main research area are the pharmaceutical policies, his work as a researcher at pharmaceutical policies have led to develop academic stays at universities like Harvard, which made ​​a research visit to the School of Medicine in the Department of Prevention and Treatment. During their collaboration as a researcher of the Institute and as a consultant for national and international organizations have taken to acquire experience on issues of access, rational drug use, quality of care related to medicine, ethics in research and clinical practice - in particular the patient / health professional and informed consent.