Honorable Dr. Patricia Garcia
Professor, School of Public Health at Cayetano Heredia University (UPCH) Member of the US National Academy of Medicine Former Minister of Health of Peru
Dr. Patty J. García, is a Professor at the School of Public Health at Cayetano Heredia University (UPCH) in Lima-Peru and member of the US National Academy of Medicine. She is the former Minister of Health of Peru, former Dean of the School of Public Health at UPCH, and former Chief of the Peruvian National Institute of Health (INS). She is recognized as a leader in Global Health. She is affiliate Professor of the Department of Global Health, at 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, diagnostics and medical informatics. Dr. Garcia has been a member of the advisory board of CEPI (Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations). During the pandemic she has been leading clinical trials in Peru as SOLIDARITY, Convalescent plasma and ivermectin use, and has been chairing the advising governmental committee on innovations to fight the pandemic. Dr. Garcia is the Chair of the Strategic and Technical Advisory Group on Disease Elimination (STAG-D), Panamerican Health Organization (PAHO), Member of the Strategic and Technical Advisory Committee on HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmitted infections (STAC-HHS)-WHO, Member of the Lancet Commission on Diagnostics: No treatment without accurate diagnosis and Member of the WHO Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on In vitro Diagnostics (SAGE IVD).