Jaime Sepulveda, MD, DSc, MPH
|School||UCSF School of Medicine|
|Department||Epidemiology & Biostatistics|
|Address||550 16th. Street|
San Francisco CA 94158
|Title||Executive Director, UCSF Global Health Sciences|
|National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)||M.D. Medicine||1978||School of Medicine|
|Harvard University||M.S. Public Health||1980||School of Public Health|
|Harvard University||M.S. Tropical Medicine||1981||School of Public Health|
|Harvard University||Ph.D. Population Science||1985||School of Public Health|
|Ciudad De Mexico||2015||Naming of HIV Clinic in Mexico City as the Jaime Sepulveda-Amor HIV Specialized Clinic|
|Fundacion Miguel Aleman||2015||Cátedra de Salud "Miguel Alemán Valdés" |
|University of California, San Francisco||2014||Haile T. Debas Distinguished Professor of Global Health|
|American Academy of Arts and Sciences||2014||Member|
|2014||Miguel Aleman Foundation Chair 2015|
|National Institute of Public Health, Mexico||2013||Miguel E. Bustamante Public Health Award|
|GAVI Alliance Board||2009||Elected Vice Chair|
|University of California, San Francisco||2007||Presidential Chair|
|National School of Public Health (NSPH)||2003||Honorary Professor Award|
|Ministry of Health||2003||Award of Merit (Gold Medal)|
|Georgetown University Children's Medical Center||2001||Robert T. Scanlon Lecture Award|
|United States-Mexico Border Association (PAHO/WHO)||2001||Baz-Wegman Conference Award|
|Government of Mexico||2000||Official PAHO Candidate Nomination|
|National Institutes of Health, Ministry of Health, Mexico||2000||Public Health and Social Science Research Award|
|National Council of Science and Technology||1998||National Research Fellow Level III (Most Senior)|
|Harvard School of Public Health||1997||The Alumni Award of Merit|
|Mexican Health Foundation||1994||Dr. Manuel Baez Conference Award|
|National Council of Science and Technology||1992||National Research Fellow Level II (Senior)|
|Miguel Alemán Valdés Foundation||1990||Miguel Alemán Valdés Award|
|National Council of Science and Technology||1989||National Research Fellow Level I (Junior)|
|Mexican Red Cross||1989||National Blood Program Award|
|Pan American Health Organization||1982||Doctoral Thesis Grant|
|National Council of Science and Technology ||1980||Doctorate at the Harvard School of Public Health Scholarship|
|Pan American Health Organization||1979||Scholarship, Masters in Public Health at Harvard|
Dr. Jaime Sepulveda, the Haile T. Debas Distinguished Professor of Global Health, is the Executive Director of UCSF Global Health Sciences. A member of the Chancellor’s Executive Cabinet, he leads a team of over 300 faculty and staff engaged in translating UCSF’s scientific leadership into programs that positively impact health and reduce inequities globally. Sepulveda oversees several education and training programs, including the Masters of Science in Global Health Sciences degree program, the first such program in the nation, and the brand-new PhD in Global Health.
Sepulveda was the Principal Investigator for the FIRST (Fighting Infections through Research, Science & Technology) program, which tackles neglected infectious diseases in Mesoamerica. He was until recently the co-director of the new $100M UCSF Preterm Birth initiative, and has served as a guest editor for global health supplements in Health Affairs and Science.
From 2007 to 2011, Dr. Sepulveda was a member of the Foundation Leadership Team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He served at the BMGF in various roles: as Director of Integrated Health Solutions, Director of Special Initiatives and Senior Fellow in the Global Health Program. He also played a central role in shaping the foundation’s overall global health strategy as part of its executive team. Dr. Sepulveda worked closely with key foundation partners—including the GAVI Alliance, where he chaired the Executive Committee—to increase access to vaccines and other effective health solutions in developing countries. As Vice-Chair of the GAVI Board, he contributed to improve the governance and management of the organization.
Sepulveda worked for more than 20 years in a variety of senior health posts in the Mexican government. After graduating from Harvard University where he obtained his Doctorate, he became Mexico’s Director-General of Epidemiology. At age 36, he was appointed Vice-Minister of Health. From 2003 to 2006, he served as Director of the National Institutes of Health of Mexico. He was for almost a decade Director-General of Mexico’s National Institute of Public Health and Dean of the National School of Public Health.
In addition to his research credentials, Sepulveda is an experienced implementer of effective health programs. Sepulveda designed Mexico’s Universal Vaccination Program, which eliminated polio, measles, and diphtheria by achieving universal childhood immunization coverage. He also modernized the national health surveillance system, created the National Health Surveys System and founded Mexico’s National AIDS Council.
, geographical information systems
, epidemiologic surveillance systems
, ethics and health
, health system reform
, national health surveys
, nutrition and health
, implementation sciences
, neglected tropical diseases
, tobacco control
, maternal health
, child health
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