Public Health in Urban Environments


Lecturers typically include:

Ana Clara Camarotti, PhD
Ana Clara holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology, a master’s degree in social policies, and a doctorate in social sciences from the University of Buenos Aires, where she is a professor of sociology of health and serves on the academic board committee of the Faculty of Medicine’s master of public health program. She specializes in planning and managing social policies. She has been an assistant researcher with the National Scientific and Technical Research Council since 2012 and external consultant for the Organization of American States and UNICEF Argentina. She coordinates the seminar on construction of epidemiological profiles and conditions of vulnerability in adolescent populations at ISALUD University. She has twice obtained the Ramón Carrillo-Arturo Oñativia grant awarded by the National Health Research Commission of the Ministry of Health of the Presidency of the Nation. Since 2002 she has participated in national and international projects in health and population at the Gino Germani Institute. She has published numerous articles in national and international specialized journals as well as book chapters and books.

Alejandro Capriati, PhD
Alejandro holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology and a doctorate in social sciences from the University of Buenos Aires, where he is a professor of sociology of health at the Sociology Faculty and in the public health master’s program and an assistant researcher for the National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET) at the university’s Gino Germani Research Institute. His work focuses on health and rights in adolescence and youth and vulnerabilities and supports in inclusion- exclusion scenarios in the Buenos Aires metropolitan area. He has collaborated with different governmental agencies, international human rights organizations, health services, and social organizations. He is the author of numerous academic publications in national and international specialized journals, book chapters, and books.

Valeria Carbone, PhD
Valeria holds a bachelor’s degree and a doctorate in history from the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) and is a two-time Fulbright Fellow (University of Massachusetts, 2008; and University of Pennsylvania, 2014). She is head of Applied Studies at the chair of History of the United States and senior researcher at the Interdisciplinary Institute of Latin American Studies, and faculty of Philosophy and Letters at UBA. Her papers have been published in Argentina, Spain, Cuba, Brazil, Mexico, and France. She was awarded a post-doctoral fellowship from the National Scientific and Technical Research Council of Argentina and has authored three books published by the University of Valencia (Spain).

Alan Cibils, PhD
Alan holds an MA in sociology and a PhD in economics from the American University in Washington, DC. He is a professor of economics and chairman of the Political Economy Department at the Universidad Nacional de General Sarmiento in Buenos Aires. His research interests include monetary theory and policy, financial systems and economic development, Argentina’s economic history, and Latin American critical theories of development. He is the author of numerous academic publications on Argentina’s public debt crises, critical development theories, and Argentina’s financial system. He is also frequently published and quoted in both national and international media on these issues. He is in charge of the program’s module Health System and Equity.

Ernesto Cussianovich, MA
Ernesto has a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Buenos Aires and has completed postgraduate studies in the UK and Spain. He holds a master’s degree in economic history from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a certificate in management of nonprofit organizations from the University of San Pablo CEU, Madrid. As a professor at Torcuato Di Tella University, he teaches courses on Argentine history and a seminar on the origins and evolution of the Peronist movement. Ernesto has worked and studied in France, the UK, and Japan. His teaching and research areas include Argentine and Latin American history, state theory, and public policy.

Silvia Gascón, MA
Silvia is the director of the Center for Active Aging and Longevity, Academic Board secretary, and professor in the Master of Management of Gerontology Services at ISALUD University. She advises public, private, and civil society institutions in the development of the World Health Organization’s Friendly Cities for the Elderly project. She is a global ambassador of HelpAge International, where she has served on the board for 10 years. In recent years she has been consultant for ECLAC, the United Nations Development Program, and HelpAge International and has advised the governments of Chile, Cuba, and Peru on issues of aging, age-friendly cities, and management of services for elders. She is the author of several publications and articles for books and national and international journals. She is a founding member of the ISALUD Foundation, the Platense Women’s Network, and the La Plata Major Network and is editor of the newspaper Lazos de la Red Mayor.

Martin Langsam, PhD Candidate
Martin holds a degree in sociology, with a minor in economic sociology, from the University of Buenos Aires and has completed post-postgraduate studies in economics and public policy at Torcuato di Tella University, Argentina. In 2002 he obtained his MS in public policy in Latin America at Oxford University, where he is a PhD candidate in political science. He has been a consultant for several international organizations (WB, IDB, UNDP, ECLAC). Since 2010 he has been a full-time researcher, professor, and secretary of science and technology at ISALUD University. From this institution he has developed research and consulting projects on public health issues in collaboration with different agencies and programs in Argentina. Since 2017 he has taught the Health Policy in a Global World course, offered to NYU students in the NYU site in Buenos Aires.

Mariana Romero, MD, MS
Mariana is a senior researcher in sexual and reproductive health at the Center for the Study of State and Society in Buenos Aires. Trained as an MD in Argentina, she received an MS in reproductive health in Mexico in 1993 and has since been active in the field. Her focus has been on abortion, maternal morbidity and mortality, and quality of care, mostly in the Latin American region. One of the founders of Latin American Consortium against Unsafe Abortion, she is widely recognized as an advocate and resourceful member of the academic community for research and training. She is a member of the National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET).

Maria Eugenia Royer, MA
Maria Eugenia holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Buenos Aires and a master’s degree in health systems and social security from ISALUD, where she has been an associate professor in epidemiology and demography since 1999. She also has been a professor at various other universities and local institutions. She completed her postgraduate studies on health services administration and led the Department of Statistical Analysis in the Buenos Aires Ministry of Health, working on the design and coordination of primary healthcare systems. She is the author of numerous academic works that analyze and characterize the epidemiological profile of the users of the government’s healthcare system, as well as more general epidemiological and demographic studies.