Country of residence: United States
Country of citizenship: Colombia
Luis Gabriel Cuervo is a Medical Doctor with a MSc in Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics from the Universidad Javeriana, and qualified as a Specialist in Family Medicine at the Universidad del Valle, Colombia. He has first hand experience as producer and user of evidence for health care in the clinical, academic, and research fields working in various communities in rural and urban environments in Colombia . He has developed a career around knowledge management including summarizing evidence and developing strategies to systematically inform policy and health care with research evidence. From his position as Clinical Editor at BMJ Clinical Evidence he emphasized evidence based programmes and access to developing countries and worked closely with the World Health Organization and International NGOs including the Cochrane Collaboration and INCLEN. More recently he has coordinated the response of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) to the 2004 Mexico Declaration on Health Research including the development of PAHO's Policy on Research for Health, approved by the 49th Directing Council on 30 September 2009 (http://www.paho.org/ResearchPortal/Policy). In September 2005 Luis Gabriel Cuervo joined PAHO/WHO when he was appointed Chief of the Research Promotion & Development Unit.
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