The U.S. Agency for International Development has sworn in Dr. Ariel Pablos-Méndez as the new assistant administrator for its Global Health Bureau. As such, he will be part of a team leading the bureau’s field health programs, research and innovation on USAID’s health concerns, and transfer of new technologies to the field.
An experienced public health physician and a board-certified internist, Pablos-Méndez was most recently with the Rockefeller Foundation, where he led the foundation’s thrust to transform health systems in Africa and Asia. He was also with the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, establishing its first eHealth unit during his stint as its knowledge management director.
Until recently, Pablos-Méndez was practicing professor of clinical medicine and epidemiology at Columbia University. He received his medical degree from the University of Guadalajara’s school of medicine and his master’s degree in public health from Columbia University.
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