Dr Pablo Kuri Morales, Undersecretary for Diseases Prevention and Health Policy in the Mexican Ministry of Health

Special Seminar organised by MSc International Health and Tropical Medicine Academic Team, NDM 

Mexico's National Strategy for the Prevention and Control of Overweight, Obesity and Diabetes

Dr Pablo Kuri Morales

Undersecretary for Diseases Prevention and Health Policy in the Mexican Ministry of Health

Thursday 4th February 2016 from 13.00 to 14.00

Lecture Theatre, Richard Doll Building, Old Road Campus

Pablo Kuri-Morales M.D. earned his medical degree from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). He holds a Master’s Degree in Science and specialized in Public Health certified by the Specialty Council (Consejo de Especialidad). He also received a Diploma in international public health from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, collectively with the CDC; and completed the Special Program for Senior Executives at the IPADE Business School.

He served as General Director of the National Center for Epidemiological Surveillance and Disease Control (CENAVECE), as well as of the Epidemiology Department at the Federal Health Ministry.

Since 1986 he has been teaching at UNAM’s Medical School, supervising academic research on diverse topics, and educating outstanding health specialists including epidemiologists.

He was President of the Public Health Mexican Society (Sociedad Mexicana de Salud Pública) and is member of the Mexican Surgery Academy (Academia Mexicana de Cirugía) and the National Academy of Medicine where he served as Deputy Secretary.

Dr. Kuri has published more than 125 articles related to epidemiology, addiction prevention, and public health policies. He has also served as coeditor in different publications related to his areas of expertise.

Since December 2011, he has been acting as Undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion at the Ministry of Health for the Federal Government of Mexico.

He has earned several awards such as “Person of the year 2015” in the ASPID Awards, Ibero-American Advertising Communication and Health and Pharmacy; "Byblos Merit Award 2015" in the category of Science, Directive Council Lebanese Center, A.C. and the Byblos Association; Prize "Doctor Gerardo Varela", General Health Council, Ministry of Health, April 2014; Recognition "Dr. Manuel Barquin Calderon (1922-2008)” to the Academic Excellence in Public Administration Hospitals and Health 2009, and Prize "Dr. Everardo Landa" 2007 for the best work of joining to the National Academy of Medicine, Pandemic influenza: Mexico’s scenarios.

For more information please contact:

Christelle Kervella-Jones (christelle.kervella-jones@ndm.ox.ac.uk)

Programme Administrator – MSc in International Health and Tropical Medicine

Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health, NDMRB