Marcela Arrivillaga

Bsc.Psychology, M.Ed., PhD. Puhlic Health, WHO/PAHO Fellow in Public Health


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B.Sc. in Psychology, Master in Education; Fellow in Public Health of the World Health Organization and the Pan American Health Organization in partnership with the School of Public Health of the University of Texas, Health Science Center at Houston. PhD. in Public Health of the Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Currently, Director of the Research & Development Office, and Senior Researcher of the Economía, Gestión y Salud Research Group (Category A1 Minciencias) at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Cali, Colombia (PUJC). Between 2011-2013 and 2016- 2021, Director and Full Professor of the Department of Public Health and Epidemiology (PUJC). With research projects on HIV/AIDS, gender and social inequalities in health, chronic diseases, health services accessibility and health innovation. Co-author and editor of books, an important number of chapters of books, articles in indexed scientific journals, conferences by invitation and papers presented in scientific conferences.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities


Diploma Human Rights and Gender Equality, Organización de Estados Americanos

Award Date: 15 Feb 2014

PhD. Public Health, Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Award Date: 15 Dec 2009

WHO/PAHO Fellow in Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Award Date: 15 Aug 2008

M.Ed., Pontificia Universidad Javeriana - Cali

Award Date: 18 May 2002

B.Sc.Psychology, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana - Cali

Award Date: 18 Apr 1997

Minciencias Category

  • Senior


  • RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
  • H Social Sciences (General)


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