Current MPAC members

Doctor Gabriel Carrasquilla

Director of ASIESALUD for consultancy and research in epidemiology and public health

Doctor Gabriel Carrasquilla, Member of the Malaria Policy Advisory Committee (MPAC)
Mark Henley/ WHO 2017

Dr Gabriel Carrasquilla obtained his MD and MPH degrees from the Universidad del Valle in Cali, Colombia. He also holds a Master of Science in Tropical Public Health and a Doctor of Public Health degree from Harvard University (Epidemiology and Tropical Public Health).

Dr Carrasquilla was Director, Health Division of the FES Foundation in Colombia from 1990 to 1999, and Secretary of Health of the State of Valle del Cauca in 2000. Between 1986 and 2010, Dr Carrasquilla was Professor of epidemiology at the Universidad del Valle, and between 2003 and 2014, Director of the Center for Health Research CEIS–Fundacion Santa Fe de Bogotá.

He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and was a member of the National Council in Social Security in Health until 2009. He has been a member of the Colombian National Council of Health for Colciencias and of the Advisory Board of the National Institute of Health. Dr Carrasquilla has performed temporary consultancies for the WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR), The Pan-American Health Organization, the CIID/ International Development Research Centre, the Organization of American States, the Rockefeller Foundation, the European Union and the Andean Organization of Health at the international level, as well as for the Ministry of Health, the National Planning Department, and other governmental organizations in Colombia.

Dr Carrasquilla has been principal investigator in several projects funded by national and international organizations and has published in several Colombian and International peer review journals. His research and control experience of vector-borne diseases has been in malaria and dengue. He has conducted clinical as well as epidemiological research and has experience in control strategies in Colombia and Andean countries in malaria.

Currently, he is founder and Director of ASIESALUD for consultancy and research in epidemiology and public health . He is principal investigator for several epidemiology and control of vector-borne diseases projects including the tetravalent dengue vaccine efficacy trial.

Last updated: 17 February 2016