Doctor and Health Official
BioDr. Jontan Konfino is a medical doctor, Master in Clinical Effectiveness and PhD in Medicine at the University of Buenos Aires. He is a researcher at CEDES, one of the most important research centers in Argentina, focusing on social medicine, public health and non-communicable diseases.
He has published more than 35 papers in peer reviewed journals, 2 books, 8 book chapters and a documentary. He is a lecturer in public health at George Washington University and at the Universidad Nacional Arturo Jauretche (UNAJ). He directs a Certificate Program on Health Equity with both universities. He is a Senior Fellow of the Atlantic Fellowship on Health Equity and currently the Secretary of Health at Quilmes Municipality in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
He promotes community engagement and participation in health and the synergy between social movements, academia and government administration to achieve the right to health.