Patricia García

Dean of the School of Public Health, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH)

Dr. Patricia J. García, better known as Patty, is a Professor at the School of Public Health at Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH) in Lima, Peru. She is the former Minister of Health of Peru, Dean of the School of Public Health at UPCH, and former Chief of the Peruvian National Institute of Health. Patricia is recognized as a leader in Global Health. She has been member of the PAHO Foundation Technical Advisory Group, board member of the Consortium of Universities in Global Health and President of the Latin American Association Against STD’s. (PAHO = Pan American Health Organization). She is an affiliate Professor of the Department of Global Health, at the University of Washington and of the School of Public Health at Tulane University. She is actively involved in research and training in Global health, Reproductive health, STI/HIV, HPV and medical informatics. She has been recently appointed member of the United States National Academy of Medicine, becoming the first Peruvian professional with such a distinction. Patricia was introduced to the Trustees by Margot Gill and Angélica Natera. She brings to the Board another connection to Harvard University, important connections to universities in the US, and to strong allies in Washington, DC and Peru which is one of Laspau’s focus countries. Patricia joined the Board of Trustees in 2018.

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