JHL PATRICIA MARTENS ANNUAL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN BREASTFEEDING RESEARCH
Cesar Gomez Victora, MD, MPH, FABM
Dr. Cesar G. Victora is Emeritus Professor of Epidemiology at the Federal University of Pelotas in Brazil, where he works since 1977. He has honorary appointments at Harvard, Oxford and Johns Hopkins Universities, and at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He has conducted extensive research in maternal and child health and nutrition, birth cohort studies, inequalities in health, and on the evaluation of the impact of major global health programs in a large number of countries. He was a founding member of the Countdown to 2015: Maternal, Newborn and Child Health” initiative aimed at monitoring the Millennium Development Goals, and currently acts as Interim Director of the Countdown to 2030 initiative aimed at monitoring the Sustainable Development Goals. In Pelotas, he coordinates the International Center for Equity in Health, which produces disaggregated analyses of indicators on women’s and children’s health and nutrition for the World Health Organization’s Health Equity Monitor and for the Countdown to 2030. He has over 600 peer-reviewed publications and is a member of the editorial boards of several journals, including The Lancet. He was President of the International Epidemiological Association (2011-14), and won the Canada Gairdner Global Health Award in 2017.
To learn more about Dr. Victora's work, check out our Lactation Matters post announcing his award HERE.