Who we are

The Seventh Global Symposium on Health Systems Research will be hosted by Health Systems Global with co-sponsors, supporters and a consortium of organisations from Colombia led by the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, headquartered in Bogotá and Cali, the Universidad de Antioquia in Medellín, the Universidad de Cartagena, the Universidad Colegio Mayor Nuestra Señora del Rosario, and the San Ignacio University Hospital in Bogotá, in coordination with the Ministry of Health and Social Protection of the Republic of Colombia.

A lot of people contribute to the smooth organization and running of our Global Symposia! We’d like to extend our thanks to the following people for their dedication to ensuring the Seventh Global Symposium on Health Systems Research is engaging, stimulating and well-executed.

Symposium Executive Committee

  • Barbara McPake (Chair) – HSG Board Chair, Nossal Institute for Global Health, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Daniel Maceira –Center for the Study of State and Society (CEDES); HSG Board Member, Argentina
  • Eva Slawecki – Health Systems Global, Canada
  • Sarah Brown – Health Systems Global, Canada
  • Camila Solorzano Barrera – Local Committee Coordinator, Colombia
  • Abdul Ghaffar – Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research (AHPSR), Switzerland
  • Racha Fadlallah -Knowledge to Policy (K2P) Center, American University of Beirut; HSG Board Member, Lebanon
  • James Fitzgerald / Gisele Almeida – Pan American Health Organization
  • Enrique Peñaloza – Universidad Javeriana, Colombia
  • Montasser Kamal – IDRC Canada
  • Andres Ignacio Vecino Ortiz – Universidad Javeriana; HSG Board Member, Colombia

Program Working Group

  • Daniel Maceira (Co-Chair) – Center for the Study of State and Society (CEDES); HSG Board Member, Argentina
  • Enrique Peñaloza (Co-Chair) -Universidad Javeriana, Colombia
  • Sarah Brown – Health Systems Global, Canada
  • Ejemai Eboeime – National Primary Health Care Development Agency, Nigeria; University of Alberta, Canada
  • Harvy Joy Liwanag – United Nations University International Institute for Global Health, Malaysia
  • Lama Bou Karroum – Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
  • Paul Rodriguez Lesmes  – Universidad del Rosario, Colombia
  • Francisco Oveido – Ministry of Health, Costa Rica; HSG Board Member
  • Katja Rohrer – Health Systems Governance and Financing Department, WHO, Germany
  • Ana Lorena Ruano – International Journal for Equity in Health, University of Begen, Norway; Center for the Study of Equity and Governance in Health Systems, CEGSS, Guatemala
  • Sujarwoto Sujarwoto -University of Brawijaya, Indonesia
  • Steph Topp – James Cook University; HSG Board Member, Australia

Fundraising Committee

  • Barbara McPake (Chair) – HSG Board Chair, Nossal Institute for Global Health, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Abdul Ghaffar – Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research (AHPSR), Switzerland
  • Vladimir Gordeev – Queen Mary University of London, UK
  • Devaki Nambiar – George Institute for Global Health, India
  • Nanuka Jalaghonia – Ex-Officio, Health Systems Global, Giorgia

Local Organizing Committee

  • Rolando Enrique Peñaloza – Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Bogotá)
  • Claudia Vivas Tobar – Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Cali)
  • Maria Margarita Manrique – Hospital Universitario San Ignacio (Bogotá)
  • Jairo Humberto Restrepo – Universidad de Antioquia (Medellín)
  • Paul Rodríguez Lesmes – Universidad Colegio Mayor Nuestra Señora del Rosario (Bogotá)
  • Nelson Alvis Guzmán – Universidad de Cartagena (Cartagena)
  • Camila Solorzano Barrera – Local Committee Coordinator
Communications Committee
  • Ammara Khan (Chair) – Health Systems Global, Canada
  • Camila Solorzano Barrera – Local Committee Coordinator, Colombia
  • Viviana Ramirez Correa – Asistente de Dirección, Instituto de Salud Pública
  • Maria Margarita Manrique – Hospital Universitario San Ignacio (Bogotá)
  • Jeff Knezovich – The Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research, Switzerland
Scientific Committee 2022
  • Kimiko Abe, Jissen Women’s University
  • Ayat Abu-Agla, Trinity Centre for Global Health, University of Dublin
  • Olatunji Adetokunboh, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
  • Rima Afifi, University of Iowa College of Public Health
  • Jackeline Alger, Hospital Escuela; Instituto de Enfermedades Infecciosas y Parasitología Antonio Vidal
  • Mohammed Alkhaldi, McGill University, COHRED, Swiss TPH, Najah National University
  • Wilson Alves Pedro, Universidade Federal de São Carlos – Brasil
  • Ana Amaya, Pace University
  • Zenewton André da Silva Gama, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte
  • Iqbal Anwar
  • Zeus Aranda, Partners In Health Mexico/Compañeros En Salud
  • Edson Araujo, The World Bank Group
  • Ali Ardalan, World Health Organization
  • Sara Ardila-Gómez, Universidad de Buenos Aires
  • María Florencia Arnaudo, Universidad Nacional del Sur
  • Roger Atinga, University of Ghana
  • Juliet Aweko, Karolinska Institutet
  • Nitin Bajpai, JHPIEGO India
  • Priya Balasubramaniam, Public Health Foundation of India, Centre for Sustainable Health Innovaitons
  • Julie Balen, University of Sheffield
  • Debjani Barman, Child Rights and You
  • Neha Batura, University College London
  • Francisco Becerra, UANL
  • Pierina Benavente, University of Bergen
  • Daniel Bernal, Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey
  • José Patrício Bispo Júnior, Federal University of Bahia (UFBA)
  • Jesse Bump, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health
  • Ann Canavan, Independent – freelance consultant – health systems
  • Daniel Canavese, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
  • Alejandro Capriati, Instituto Germani (UBA) – CONICET
  • Nirali Chakraborty, Metrics for Management
  • Maria Cristina Chardon, Universidad Nacional de Quilmes
  • María Crojethovic, Universidad Nacional de General Sarmiento
  • Fabiana Da Cunha Saddi, University of East Anglia
  • Shishir Dahal, National Academy of Medical Sciences
  • Judith Daire, Curtin University
  • Maria del Rocio Saenz, Universidad de Costa Rica
  • Peter Delobelle, University of Cape Town
  • Aïssa Diarra, LASDEL
  • Cristian Diaz Velez, ESSALUD
  • Marjolein Dieleman, Royal Tropical Institute
  • Joseph Dodoo, University of Capetown, Ministry of Health, Ghana
  • Raquel Irene Drovetta, Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas
  • María Natalia, Universidad Nacional de Rosario
  • Daniel Eid Rodriguez, Universidad Mayor de San Simón
  • Lana Elliott, Queensland University of Technology
  • Julia Isabel Eslava Rincón, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana
  • Gustavo Estrada, Universidad Rafael Landívar
  • Victoria Fan, University of Hawaii
  • Laura Ferguson, University of Southern California
  • Ariel Frisancho, CMMB PERU
  • Paula García Celedón, Ministerio de Salud de Chile
  • Asha George, SOPH UWC
  • Upasona Ghosh, Public Health Foundation of India
  • Katherine Gilbert, Nossal Institute
  • Lucy Gilson, University of Cape Town
  • Paulina Giusti, Instituto de Análisis y Gestión
  • Michael Gluck, Academy Health
  • Miguel Angel Gonzalez- Block, Universidad Anáhuac México
  • Kate Gooding, OPM
  • Vladimir Gordeev, WHO
  • Nowiah Gorpudolo-Dennis, Redemption Hospital, Ministry of Health, Liberia
  • George Gotsadze, Curatio International Foundation
  • Damian E. Greaves, St.Gereorge’s University
  • Karen Grepin, University of Hong Kong
  • Ryan Guinaran, Diteng
  • Juan Pablo Gutierrez, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
  • Alfonso Julián Gutiérrez Aguado, Universidad Continental
  • Johana Gutiérrez Zehr, Universidad de Santander
  • Hassan Haghparast Bidgoli, University College London
  • Kara Hanson, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • Mabel Hernandez, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana
  • Astrid Berena Herrera, OPS, UDEA
  • Lisa Hirschhorn, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  • David Hotchkiss, Tulane University
  • N Howard, LSHTM and NUS School of Public Health
  • Meral Hussain, Independent
  • Mohammed Ibrahim, Plan Canada
  • Marie-Gloriose Ingabire, International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
  • Jacob Islary, Assam Don Bosco University
  • Paula C. Bermúdez Jaramillo, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Cali
  • Rohan Jayasuriya, University of New South Wales
  • Fernando Jerez, Center for the Study of Equity and Governance in Health Systems (CEGSS)
  • Jorge Arturo Jiménez Brizuela, Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social
  • Ermel Johnson, West African Health Organisation
  • Albino Kalolo, St Francis University College of Health and Allied Sciences
  • Dorcas Kamuya, KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme
  • Fatou Kebe, Gresafric
  • Vikash Keshri, The George Institute for Global Health
  • Jepkemoi Joanne Kibet, Amref International University
  • Dorcus Kiwanuka Henriksson, Embassy of Sweden, Zambia
  • Augustina Koduah, University of Ghana
  • Prashant Kulkarni, Foundation for Research in Community Health
  • Sanjeev Kumar, Yale University
  • Alain Labrique, Johns Hopkins BSPH
  • Anne LaFond, John Snow, Inc.
  • S.Fatima Lakha, University of Toronto
  • Ana Leiva, Universitetet i Oslo
  • Harvy Liwanag, United Nations University International Institute for Global Health
  • Alejandra López Gómez, Universidad de la República, Facultad de Psicología
  • Juan Pablo López-Cervantes, University of Bergen
  • Gabriela Marisa Lourtau, Universidad Nacional de La Matanza
  • Vera Lucia Luiza, National School of Public Health
  • Daniel Maceira, University of Buenos Aires / CEDES / CONICET
  • Frederico Viana Machado, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
  • Ruth Maithya, Amref International University
  • Stephen Maluka, University of Dar es Salaam
  • Hasheem Mannan, University College Dublin
  • Cristián Mansilla, McMaster University
  • Gustavo Marin, National University of La Plata – CONICET – WHO Collaborating Center
  • Maureen Martey, Ministry of Health, Ghana
  • Inke Mathauer, World Health Organization
  • Susannah Mayhew, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
  • David McCoy, International Institute for Global Health – United Nations University
  • Martin McKee, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
  • Patricia Mechael, HealthEnabled
  • Adelyne Mendes Pereira, Fiocruz
  • Claudio Méndez, Universidad Austral de Chile
  • Hugo Mercer, Universidad Nacional de San Martín
  • Tolib Mirzoev, LSHTM
  • Alejandro Molina-García, Universidad Montrer
  • Melina Montero López, Universidad de Costa Rica
  • Hortensia Reyes Morales, Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública
  • Corrina Moucheraud, University of California Los Angeles
  • Martin Muhire, University Research Co.,LLC
  • Aaron Mulaki, University of Cape Town
  • José Alberto Muños Hernández, Instituto de Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad Veracruzana
  • Feisul Mustapha, Disease Control Division, Ministry of Health Malaysia
  • Christine Muya, Amref International University
  • Nakkeeran N, Ambedkar University Delhi
  • Prashanth N Srinivas, Institute of Public Health Bengaluru
  • Juliet Nabyonga-Orem, WHO
  • Devaki Nambiar, George Institute for Global Health
  • Magalie Nelson, Plan Canada
  • Sunisha Neupane, Institute of Development Studies, Sussex
  • Thu Nguyen, Hanoi Medical University
  • Gustavo Nigenda, National Autonomous University of Mexico
  • Nonhlanhla Nxumalo, University of the Witwatersrand
  • Felix Obi, Results for Development
  • Chisom Obi-Jeff, Direct Consulting and Logistics
  • Ekwaro Obuku, Africa Centre MakCHS
  • Stephen Okeyo, Uzima University
  • Jill Olivier, University of Cape Town
  • Charity Omenka, McGill International TB Centre
  • Jesse Oyieke, Amref International University
  • Sachiko Ozawa, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Ligia Paina, Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health
  • Benjamin Palafox, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • Shakeel Panchoo, CASHAREL LTD
  • Sarita Panday, University of Essex
  • Dario Frederico     Pasche, UFRGS
  • Daniel F. Patiño-Lugo,  University of Antioquia
  • Govin Permanand, WHO Regional Office for Europe
  • David Peters, Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health
  • Flor de María Philipps Cuba, UPC Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas
  • Nilia Prado, Universidade Federal da Bahia
  • Ari Probandari, Universitas Sebelas Maret
  • Meena Putturaj, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp; Institute of Public Health, Bengaluru; Maastricht University, Netherlands
  • Sabrina Rasheed, icddrb
  • Joanna Raven, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
  • Katherine Ann Reyes, Alliance for Improving Health Outcomes, Inc.
  • Mahfuza Rifat, ThinkWell, Bangladesh
  • Juan Rivillas Garcia, Imperial College London
  • Alero Roberts, College of Medicine University of Lagos
  • Márcia Cristina Rodrigues Fausto, Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública Sérgio Arouca/Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (Ensp/Fiocruz)
  • Daniela Rodriguez, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Yudey Rodríguez, Universidad Simón Bolívar
  • Paul Rodriguez-Lesmes, Universidad del Rosario
  • Ana Lorena Ruano, University of Bergen
  • Emma Sacks, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
  • Rajeev Sadanandan, Health Systems Transformation Platform
  • Joseph Sambali, Rural Energy Agency
  • Miguel San Sebastián, Department of Epidemiology and Global Health, Umeå university, Sweden
  • Marta Schaaf, Independent
  • Nikki Schaay, University of the Western Cape
  • Meike Schleiff, Johns Hopkins University
  • Helen Schneider, University of the Western Cape
  • Kerry Scott, Independent, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, University of Manitoba
  • Lalith Senarathna, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka
  • Sohana Shafique, icddr,b
  • Chesta Sharma, Suneeta Sharma, Palladium
  • Helena Shimizu, Universidade de Brasília
  • Donald Simeon, University of the West Indies
  • Raquel Souzas, Universidade Federal Da Bahia (UFBA)
  • Swati Srivastava, Heidelberg Institute of Global Health, Heidelberg University Hospital, Heidelberg University
  • Charles Ssemugabo, Makerere University School of Public Health
  • Katerini Storeng, Centre for Development and the Environment, University of Oslo
  • Donald Sutherland, Independent
  • Tara Tancred, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
  • Chengxiang Tang, Guangzhou University, Macquarie University
  • Asahngwa Tanywe, Cameroon Center for Evidence Based Health Care
  • Fabrizio Tediosi, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute & University of Basel
  • Karina Tenporelli, Universidad Nacional del Sue IIESS
  • Suresh Tiwari, Oxford Policy Management
  • Stephanie Topp, James Cook University
  • Mario Tristan, IHCAI Institute
  • Uranchimeg Tsevelvaanchig, Asian Development Bank
  • Benjamin Tsofa, Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI)
  • Daniel Umpierre de Moraes, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
  • Henry Uro-chukwu, Ebonyi State University Abakaliki, Nigeria
  • Jeannine Uwimana-Nicol, Stellenbosch University and University of Rwanda
  • Benjamin Uzochukwu, University of Nigeria Nsukka
  • Godelieve Van Heteren, International health, governance and PBF consultant
  • André van Rensburg, University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • Andres Ignacio Vecino Ortiz, Johns Hopkins University
  • Claudia Velez, Universidad de Antioquia
  • Tatiana Villacres, McMaster University
  • Ronel Visser, Health Systems Trust (HST)
  • Claudia Vivas Tobar, Universidad Javeriana Cali
  • Raman VR, Public Health Resource Network
  • Eleanor Whyle, University of Cape Town
  • Kaspar Wyss, Swiss TPH
  • Débora Yanco, Universidad Nacional de Lanús
  • Aaron Yarmoshuk, University of Toronto
  • Fadima Yaya Bocoum, African Population Health Research Center
  • Christina Zarowsky, University of Montreal
  • Nukhba Zia, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health