Jaime Sepulveda, MD, DSc, MPH
|School||UCSF School of Medicine|
|Department||Epidemiology & Biostatistics|
|Address||50 Beale Street|
San Francisco CA 94143
Dr. Jaime Sepulveda became the Executive Director of UCSF Global Health Sciences on September 1, 2011. Previously he was Senior Fellow in the Global Health Program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, serving as a deputy to Global Health President Dr. Tachi Yamada. He played a central role in shaping the foundation’s overall global health strategy as part of its executive team. Sepulveda worked closely with key foundation partners—including the GAVI Alliance, where he currently chairs the Executive Committee—to increase access to vaccines and other effective health solutions in developing countries. He also served as Director of Special Initiatives in the Global Health Program.
Sepulveda served for more than 20 years in a variety of senior health posts in the Mexican government. From 2003 to 2006, he served as Director of the National Institutes of Health of Mexico. He also served for a decade as 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. As Mexico’s Director-General of Epidemiology and later Vice-Minister of Health, Sepulveda designed Mexico’s Universal Vaccination Program, which eliminated polio, measles, and diphtheria by more than doubling childhood immunization coverage in two years. He also modernized the national health surveillance system and founded Mexico’s National AIDS Council. Sepulveda holds a medical degree from National Autonomous University of Mexico and three advanced degrees from the Harvard School of Public Health. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the US National Academy of Sciences.
Updated: September 28, 2011