Dr Florencia Luna

Nationality: Argentinian

In addition to her role as a Principal Researcher at CONICET, the National Scientific and Technological Research Council in Argentina, Dr Florencia Luna is Director of the Program of bioethics at FLACSO (Latin American University of Social Sciences) and co-director, alongside Ruth Macklin, of a research training grant from the US National Institutes of Health. From 2003 to 2005, Dr Luna was President of the International Association of Bioethics (IAB) and in 2006 won the Guggenheim Foundation Fellow award.

Dr Luna worked as a visiting researcher at the Brocher Foundation in 2011 and 2013, and since 2011 has been a member of the Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) of the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR), based at the World Health Organization. She was also a Temporary Advisor for the Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences (CIOMS) and in 2002 was a member of the Steering Committee of CIOMS working on the International Ethical Guidelines for Biomedical Research Involving Human Subjects.

Since 1996 Dr Luna has been the Editor of Perspectivas bioéticas journal. In addition, she has published articles in national and international journals and has authored several books, including Bioethics and Vulnerability: A Latin American View (RODOPY, Amsterdam, 2006); Reproducción Asistida, Género y Derechos Humanos en Latinoamérica (San José, Costa Rica, IIDH, 2008); and Ensayos de bioética: reflexiones desde el Sur (Fontamara, México, 2001).