• Professor, Global Health

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Dr Cristian C. Baeza is a Professor of Global Health at the Department of Global Health of UW.

Dr. Baeza has held senior executive positions in Global Health including: Head of the Health, Nutrition and Population Practice of the World Bank globally; CEO of the Chilean National Health Insurance Fund; and Partner at McKinsey and Company leading the health systems and services practice in emerging markets.

Dr. Baeza has worked extensively on health care financing and health systems advising more than 30 countries and social health insurance institutions in Latin America, Asia, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa. He has also been a senior contributor member to global initiatives on health systems and health financing including the World Commission on Macroeconomics, the World Economic Forum and co-editor of WHO’s World Health Report 2000.

Dr. Baeza has been a board member of Global Health organizations including GAVI, the GFATM, IM, PMNCH and has advised USAID, the World Bank, the IDB, ILO, BMGF, WHO, and others on global health architecture and policies.

Dr. Baeza holds a Medical Doctor degree from the University of Chile, a Master of Public Health degree from Johns Hopkins University.

  • MD (University of Chile)
  • MPH (Johns Hopkins University)
  • MSc (ILADES)
  • MSc (University of Chile)
Country Affiliations 
  • Spanish
Health Topics 
  • Business and Public Private Partnerships
  • Delivery Logistics
  • Global Health Governance
  • Health Economics
  • Health Financing
  • Health Policy
  • Health Systems Strengthening and Human Resources Development
  • Implementation Science
  • Leadership and Organizational Development
  • Neurology
  • Non-communicable diseases
  • Policy Monitoring
  • Political Economy of Health
  • Poverty
  • Social Determinants of Health
DGH Centers, Programs and Initiatives and Affiliated Organizations 

Baeza C. & Packard T., "Beyond Survival: Protecting Households from the Impoverishing Effects of Health Shocks", Standford University Press, 2006.

"Healthy Development: The World Bank Strategy for Health, Nutrition and Population Results", The World Bank, 2007.

"Extending Social Protection in Health through Community Based Health Organizations", International Labor Organization, 2002.