Executive Board

The IANPHI Executive Board provides policy oversight from respected leaders of national public health institutes from around the world.


Current Executive Board Members:

Mauricio Hernández-Avila National Institute of Public Health, Mexico Director

Mauricio Hernández-Avila
IANPHI President
National Institute of Public Health, Mexico 
Director

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Dr. Mwele Malecela, IANPHI Vice President; Director General National Institute for Medical Research
Mwele Malecela 
IANPHI Vice President 
World Health Organization (WHO) Director
Office of the Africa Regional Director
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Pekka Puska IANPHI President Director General, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland

Pekka Puska 
IANPHI Immediate Past President 
Former Director General, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland
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Yu Wang Centers for Disease Control, China Director-General
Wang Yu 
Centers for Disease Control, China 
Director-General

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Reinhard Burger Robert Koch Institute, Germany President
Reinhard Burger 
President, Robert Koch Institute, Germany 

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Ilesh Jani National Institute of Health, Mozambique Director General

Ilesh Jani 
Director General, National Institute of Health, Mozambique 
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Naima El Mdaghri 
Director General, Institut Pasteur du Maroc 
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Canada
Gregory Taylor 
Chief Public Health Officer, Public Health Agency of Canada 
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Amha Kebede
Amha Kebede 
Director, Ethiopian Public Health Institute, Ethiopia 

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Camilla Stoltenberg
Camilla Stoltenberg
Director General, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Norway 

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Martha Lucia Ospina, National Institute of Health, Colombia, Director

Martha Lucia Ospina
Director, National Institute of Health (NIH), Colombia

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Duncan Selbie, Chief Executive, Public Health England, UK

Duncan Selbie
Chief Executive, Public Health England, UK 

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Emeritus Members 

Jeffrey P. Koplan Immediate Past President, IANPHI Director, Emory University Global Health Institute
Jeffrey P. Koplan 
Senior Advisor, IANPHI 
Vice President for Global Health, Emory University
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Mahmudur Rahman Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research, Bangladesh Director
Igbal Abukarig
Director, Public Health Institute, Sudan 

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Paulo Buss Former President, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation/FIOCRUZ Brazil

Paulo Buss 
Former President, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation/FIOCRUZ 
Brazil

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David Butler-Jones Public Health Agency, Canada Director
David Butler-Jones 
Director, Public Health Agency, Canada 

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Cesar Cabezas 

Director, National Institute of Health, Peru 

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Chauhan

L.S. Chauhan 

Director, National Centre for Disease Control, India

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Rajae El Aouad National Institute of Hygiene, Morocco Former Director
Rajae El Aouad 
National Institute of Hygiene, Morocco 
Former Director

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Mohammed Hassar Institute Pasteur du Maroc Former Director
Mohammed Hassar 
Institute Pasteur du Maroc 
Former Director

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Oni Idigbe Former Director General, Nigerian Institute of Medical Research NIMR Director of Research

Oni Idigbe 
Former Director General, Nigerian Institute of Medical Research 
NIMR Director of Research

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Justin McCracken Health Protection Agency, United Kingdom Chief Executive
Justin McCracken 
Health Protection Agency, United Kingdom 
Former Chief Executive

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Tsehaynesh Messele Ethiopian Health and Nutrition Research Institute Former Director General
Tsehaynesh Messele 
Ethiopian Health and Nutrition Research Institute 
Former Director General

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Mahmudur Rahman Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research, Bangladesh Director
Mahmudur Rahman 
Director, Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research, Bangladesh 
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Amabelia Rodrigues National Institute of Public Health, Guinea Bissau Former President
Amabelia Rodrigues 
National Institute of Public Health, Guinea Bissau 
Former President

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Mario Henry Rodriguez National Institute of Public Health, Mexico Former General Director
Mario Henry Rodriguez 
National Institute of Public Health, Mexico 
Former General Director

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Pathom Sawanpanyalert National Institute of Health Director General
Pathom Sawanpanyalert 
National Institute of Health 
Former Director General

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Barry Schoub National Institute of Communicable Diseases, South Africa Former Executive Director
Barry Schoub 
National Institute of Communicable Diseases, South Africa 
Former Executive Director

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Marc Sprenger Director, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control Netherlands
Marc Sprenger 
Director, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control 
Netherlands
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Geir Stene-Larsen Norwegian Institute of Public Health Director General
Geir Stene-Larsen 
Norwegian Institute of Public Health 
Director General

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Jaroslav Volf Former Director, National Institute of Public Health Czech Republic
Jaroslav Volf 
Former Director, National Institute of Public Health 
Czech Republic
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Jane Wilde Institute of Public Health in Ireland Former Chief Executive
Jane Wilde 
Institute of Public Health in Ireland 
Former Chief Executive
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Leadership can be learned. IANPHI member NPHI directors recognize the need to invest in the leadership skills of their executive teams for stronger, more responsive public health systems and improved health for all.