Dr. Luiz Augusto Galvão

Senior Researcher, Fiocruz (Brazil)

Dr. Luiz Augusto Galvão is a Senior Researcher at the Centro de Relações Internacionais em Saúde, Global Health Center, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (FIOCRUZ) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. His research focuses on Social Policy, Science, Technology and Environmental Politics, and International Relations.  His current project targets health on the Agenda 2030 and its SDGs. He is also Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University, Department of Global Health.

Dr. Galvão, received his medical degree in Brazil in 1977 and a Master's Degree in Public Health with specialization in environmental epidemiology from the Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública Sérgio Arouca of Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (FIOCRUZ). He began his professional career in 1979 at the Instituto de Saúde da Bahia in Brazil. Later, he became Coordinator of the Center for Studies on Workers' Health and Human Ecology at FIOCRUZ.

Dr. Galvão’s professional career includes extensive teaching and research experience at FIOCRUZ and a vast number of technical publications. He served for 25 years at the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). His career at PAHO started in 1991 as Environmental Epidemiologist of the Pan American Center for Human Ecology and Health. In 1994, he was appointed Regional Advisor on Environmental Quality and in July 2001 Coordinator of the Environmental Quality Program until February 2003. In March 2003, he was appointed Area Manager of the Sustainable Development and Environmental Health Area. As of 1 July 2013, he was appointed Chief of the Special Program on Sustainable Development and Health Equity. The Special Program on Sustainable Development and Health Equity deals with many relevant risks for public health in the Region of the Americas, such as: Violence, Workers' Health, Environmental Health, Health Promotion, Climate Change, Local Development, Consumers' Health, Human Security, Social Determinants of Health, Toxicology, and Millennium Development Goals.

Dr. Galvão also served as president of the Brazilian Society of Toxicology, and is an active member of several professional associations