At this event, three distinguished scholars and officials will examine some of the challenges and successes of public health efforts in the U.S.-Mexico border region. The experts — who represent government, academia and NGOs — have a wide range of experience that will shed light on the complexities of developing and implementing a comprehensive, effective public health agenda on the border. The panel is part of the Puentes Consortium's 2013 Symposium on Public Health in the U.S.-Mexico Border Region at Rice University's Baker Institute. For more information on the symposium's program, click here.
Peter Hotez, M.D., Ph.D.
Fellow in Disease and Poverty, Rice University’s Baker Institute; and Dean, National School of Tropical Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine
Iman Hakim, M.D., Ph.D.
Dean, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, University of Arizona
Abelardo García Cantú, M.D.
Coordinator, Nuevo León State Program, U.S.-Mexico Border Health Commission
Jill Guernsey de Zapien
Associate Dean for Community Programs, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, University of Arizona
The Puentes Consortium is made up of five universities from Mexico and the United States — Rice University, the University of Arizona, Universidad de las Americas Puebla, Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey and Universidad de Monterrey. It provides a distinctive voice for the binational community of scholars who research issues affecting both countries. The consortium will address border health issues at the fourth annual symposium on Nov. 21, 2013, at the Baker Institute. For more information visit www.puentesconsortium.org.