Interim Chair, Department of Health Policy & Management
Director of the Global Health Consortium
Dr. Carlos Espinal is the director of the Global Health Consortium and interim chair for the Department of Health Policy & Management at the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work at Florida International University. He earned his degree in medicine at the University of Antioquia in Medellin, Colombia. He continued his academic career as a fellow at both the New York University School of Medicine and the University of New Mexico School Of Medicine, where he specialized in tropical geographical diseases, epidemiology and malaria vaccine development. Sequentially he also earned a certificate in Public Health and Vaccinology from the Carlos Slim Health Institute in Mexico.
Dr. Espinal’s experience in tropical and geographical diseases, epidemiology and malaria vaccine development includes:
- Eight years as a Latin American Regional Adviser in the International Development and Research Center of Canada (IDRC)
- Five years as Adviser on the Malaria Sporozoite Vaccine Development Program at the Navy Research Center, Bethesda, Maryland
- A PAHO Malaria Adviser on Malaria chemotherapy, drug resistance, and epidemiology.
- Fifteen years at the National Institute of Health and Ministry of Health, Colombia, as a Director of Malaria Branch, Tropical Diseases and Epidemiology
- Nine years as the Latin American Director of Public Health and Immunization Policy for Sanofi Pasteur based in Washington, DC.
- Member and Chairman of the PAHO Jury Committee for the annual selection of the Malaria Champions in Latin America and the Caribbean (2010-2016)
- Editor of multiple consensus and guidelines on pediatric, adult vaccination, occupational health and travel medicine in Latin America.
What is the Global Health Consortium?
The Global Health Consortium is an accelerator for multidisciplinary initiatives addressing key challenges in public health. GHC’s top priorities are universal health, communicable diseases, non-communicable diseases, health and the environment and health security. To help address current health crisis, the GHC focuses on establishing national and international partnerships with stakeholders such PAHO, Sabin Vaccine Institute, PAHO Foundation, and the US CDC Dengue Branch which further helps to implement GHC Mission: education, innovate and advocate.
Along with key organizations, Dr. Espinal expertise in design, organization and conducting strategic workshops/conferences helps further implement the development of stewardships in cooperation with the Latin American countries to improve health programs in those regions with an area of concentration subjective to AMR, Diabetes, Vector-Borne diseases and vaccination.