Juan Pablo Sarmiento, M.D., M.P.H.
Dr. Juan Pablo Sarmiento is a Research Professor and Associate Director for Research at the Florida International University (FIU) Extreme Events Institute. He is also the Director of the Disaster Risk and Resilience in the Americas (DRRA) program, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA). Dr. Sarmiento is a Medical Doctor and Surgeon (Universidad del Rosario, Colombia) with a M.Sc. in Public Health, Specialty in Health Promotion and Social Development (Université de Bordeaux, France & Universidad Pública de Navarra, Spain); a M.A. in Project Management (UCI, Costa Rica). He has a Specialization Degree in Medical Education (Universidad de la Sabana, Colombia). Dr. Sarmiento has also post-graduate studies in Disaster Management (Oxford, Great Britain); High Level Public Administration (Colombian Superior School of Public Administration), and a residence in Nutrition (Tufts University, U.S.A.). He has more than three decades of professional experience in health, health education, and risk and disaster management at the national (Colombia), and international level as a consultant for the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), member of United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) teams, and for more than ten years as Technical Manager of the regional risk management program, that the International Resources Group (IRG) implemented in Latin American and the Caribbean for the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA).