Carlos Slim Foundation
Roberto Tapia-Conyer is a medical specialist in health policies, a Master in Public Health and in Sciences from Harvard University and a Doctor of Health Sciences from the National Autonomous University of Mexico. His career has transcended the common limits of the health expert, combining his medical vision with innovation, creativity, technological development and disruptive tendencies.
Currently, he is the General Director of the Carlos Slim Foundation, from where he has created and promoted a broad agenda of innovations in Digital Health, as well as coining the concept of Personalized Public Health.
He is President of the National Board of Youth Integration Centers; member of the National Academy of Medicine of Mexico, the National Academy of Surgery, the Mexican Academy of Sciences, and the Mexican Society of Public Health. He is a member of the Advisory Committee of the Health Initiative of the Americas of the University of California and Mexico (UC-Mexico); of the Governing Boards of the National Institutes of Psychiatry and Public Health; of the Scientific and Medical Advisory Board of the ISSSTE; of the Consultative Council of the National System for the Integral Protection of Children and Adolescents (SIPINNA); of the Consultative Council of UNICEF in Mexico; of the Mexican Observatory of Noncommunicable Diseases (OMENT), and of the External Advisory Board of the Public Health Program of the University of California, Irvine.
For 25 years, Tapia-Conyer was dedicated to public service in the Federal Health Secretariat, where he held positions from which he led the generation of public policies, the foundation of current health programs on issues such as addictions; vaccination; HIV and AIDS; It also established the current National Epidemiological Surveillance System and the National Health Surveys System, to name a few.
For more than four decades he has been a professor at the Faculty of Medicine of the UNAM, an institution that awarded him the University Merit Medal and recently successfully applied for him to receive the 2017 Medical Merit Award, the most important recognition of the branch in Mexico. In addition, he has been a visiting professor at the University of California, at the San Francisco campus of Berkeley and, currently, at the Irvine campus.