Hector Carrasco

MPH Advisory Committee Member

MD, Tecnologico de Monterrey (ITESM)
MPH, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Title: Consultant

Organization: Partners in Health México, Pan American Health Organization

Hector Carrasco is a physician and public health professional with a strong interest in health systems strengthening and bio-politics through community engagement.

After finishing his medical training, Hector worked as a physician and program coordinator for Partners In Health (PIH) in a mountainous region of the poorest state of Mexico, Chiapas. For more than three years, he designed, co-created, and implemented community health worker programs to address child malnutrition and non-communicable diseases.

Currently, Hector is a third year Doctor of Public Health candidate at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. His research focuses on three main areas: global health education and training, social preferences for health policies and community organizing as a tool to improve health and promote wellbeing. He also holds an M.D. from the Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM) and a Masters in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University.