Native of Colombia, she holds an MD degree from Pontific Xaveriana University, a Specialty Degree in Occupational Health from El Bosque University and a MSc Applied degree in Occupational Health Sciences from McGill University in Canada. Holds several Diplomas in Social Security, Occupational Epidemiology, Distance Education and, Labor Medicine and Rehabilitation. Was awarded with a research policy fellow at the McGill University Institute of Health and Social Policy.
During the past 24 years her work focused on formulating and assessing occupational health and worker’s compensation systems, policies and programs; supporting the development of worker’s health promotion; and studying different working conditions in Colombia and other Latin American countries (occupational cancer, heavy metals, violence at work, respiratory diseases, ethics in OH practice, rural workers and gender mainstreaming). She continues her academic appointment at El Bosque University becoming Associate Professor in Occupational Health. Work-life interests aim to helping and guiding social policies, processes and institutions to improve working and living conditions for working people, particularly vulnerable populations in Colombia and Latin America.
Her long lasting contributions to the Workers’ Health Program at PAHO/WHO, ILO, OAS, NSC, IADB, WB and other international organizations, granted her the credentials and experience to be appointed as Regional Advisor in Workers’ Health in PAHO since 2011. In line with PAHO/WHO’s mandates, she is committed to continue efforts focusing on the improvement of working and living conditions to protecting health and life of workers living in the Americas.
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