Grupo Ruiz Matus, Founding Partner
Former Head of the PAHO/WHO Immunization Program
Cuauhtémoc studied at the Superior School of Medicine of the National Polytechnic Institute. He completed the Epidemiology Specialty at the School of Public Health of Mexico and the Residency in Applied Epidemiology at the Ministry of Health, a program offered in conjunction with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the United States. Likewise, he is a graduate of the Senior Management Program for Public Entities of the National Institute of Public Administration in Mexico.
Cuauhtémoc has worked in the Ministry of Health of Mexico for 25 years, holding various positions, among which are Deputy Director of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine in the State of Oaxaca, Head of the Department of Control of Diarrheal Diseases in the General Directorate of Epidemiology, Director of the Residency Program in Applied Epidemiology, Director of Applied Epidemiology, and Director of Epidemiological Surveillance. For the past 10 years, he has served as Coordinator of Advisors to the Undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion in the Ministry of Health of Mexico.
From March 2007 to January 2022, he served as Head of the Comprehensive Family Immunization Unit of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and, therefore, as Regional Immunization Advisor for the Americas for the World Health Organization (WHO). at the Organization’s Headquarters in Washington, DC, USA.
Cuauhtémoc has carried out his professional work mainly in the area of applied epidemiology, participating directly in the study of outbreaks, health risks, attention to natural disasters, implementation of epidemiological surveillance systems and the creation of priority programs in prevention and disease Control. During the last 15 years he has collaborated in strengthening the immunization program in the countries of the Americas Region and participated in multiple WHO working groups related to immunizations.
He has vast experience as a teacher at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, as well as a speaker in various national and international forums. He has published multiple articles in scientific journals.
Within the Mexican Society of Public Health, he was Secretary General, Vice President and President during the period 2003 – 2004. He also held the presidency of the World Federation of Public Health Societies in the period 2004-2006.
He is currently a Consultant in Epidemiology and Public Health of the Ruiz Matus Group, “Strategy and Innovation”.