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.
Tropical and Geographical Diseases, Epidemiology and Malaria Vaccine; COVID-19