Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy (IECS)
José M. Belizán, Chairman, Department of Mother & Child Health Research
Dr. José M. Belizán, a native of Argentina, is a medical doctor, with a PhD in Reproductive Health Sciences, Superior Researcher of his country's National Board of Science and Technology.
During his career he was a WHO fellow in reproductive biology at the Latin American Center for Perinatology and Human Development (CLAP - PAHO/WHO), Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics at the School of Medicine of the National University of Rosario, Head of the Perinatal Intensive Care Unit of the Hospital “20 de Noviembre” of the Social Security and Services Institute for State Employees (ISSSTE) in Mexico City. In April 1977 he was named a scientist at the Institute of Nutrition of Central America and Panama (INCAP), in Guatemala City. In 1981, Assistant Professor at the School of Medicine of the National University of Rosario until 1983. Since October 1981 until July 1997 he served as the Director of the Centro Rosarino de Estudios Perinatales (CREP). Dr. Belizán was appointed Director of the Latin American Center for Perinatology and Human Development (CLAP - PAHO/WHO) in Montevideo, Uruguay, in July 1st, 1997, until December 2004 when he joins the Department of Mother & Child Health Research, Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy (IECS) as Chairman, being this his current position. He is currently also Adjunct Professor of the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Adjunct Professor of the School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Adjunct Professor of the Master in Reproductive Health, University of Concepcion, Chile. He is at present the International Director, Fogarty/NIH fellowship site at IECS.