EPI Seminar Series: Mauricio Maza, MD, MPH

Monday, April 16, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Room 407

Dr. Mauricio Maza is the Chief Medical Officer of Basic Health International. He received his Doctor of Medicine from the Universidad Dr. Jose Matías Delgado in El Salvador, and his Master of Public Health from Harvard University with a concentration in Health Care Management and Policy. As a medical doctor, public health practitioner and researcher, Dr. Maza’s focus is cervical cancer prevention in low- resource settings, specifically with the use of novel technologies and treatment paradigms. Dr. Maza is an advisor and co-investigator in NIH funded research in El Salvador, Mexico, Peru and Colombia. Dr. Maza led a 3-phase demonstration project in El Salvador that screened over 25,000 women with careHPV®, an HPV-testing device developed specifically for use in low- resource areas. In 2015 Dr Maza was named as a Young Leader by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) and in 2016 was chosen to be part of the International Agency for Research in Cancer of the World Health Organization (IARC) “50 for 50” initiative which goal was to identify 50 future leaders in cancer research from low- and middle-income countries. He works closely with stakeholders in the decision/policy process to implement public health and policy changes.  Dr. Maza has presented program results and implementation strategies at international conferences and meetings held in Guatemala, Honduras, Panama, Peru, India, China and the United States. He believes in the need to advocate for more clinical research and evidence-based policies in the region.