Patricia Jannet Garcia Funegra, MD, MPH, PHD

Doctor in Medicine by the Cayetano Heredia Peruvian University – UPCH (2011). Master in Public Health with mention in Epidemiology by the University of Washington – Seattle, USA (1996-1998). Medical Surgeon from the Cayetano Heredia Peruvian University (1988). Dr. García received a scholarship from the IARTP (International AIDS Research Program), with special training in sexually transmitted diseases and AIDS. In 1981 she received the Cecilia Garibaldi Award for best research and in 1997 the Marco A. Aguayo Award by the World Health Organization (WHO). In 2016 she became the first Peruvian member of the US National Academy of Medicine, one of the highest honors in the world of medicine and health sciences.

Dr. García is a renowned researcher and teacher of the Cayetano Heredia Peruvian University. She has been Chief of the National Institute of Health (2006-2008), Dean of the Faculty of Public Health and Administration (FASPA) of the Cayetano Heredia Peruvian University (2011-2016), and Vice-Dean in Academy and Research of the FASPA (1999-2004). She has been a member of the Advisory Committee of Experts on Reproductive Health and Chair of the WHO International Experts Committee on Vaccines against the Human Papillomavirus in Genève, Switzerland (2007-2008). Moreover, Dr. García is an associate professor of Global Health at the University of Washington and Epidemiology at the Tulane University (USA).