• Clinical Associate Professor, Global Health
  • Director, Sinergias Alianzas Estratégicas para la Salud y el Desarrollo Social

Carrera 22 # 81
80 oficina 201

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Pablo Montoya is a medical doctor from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia with a Masters degree in Public Health from the University of Washington. He is founder and director of Sinergias, a Colombian NGO dedicated to public health and social development. He started his medical career in 1997 in the Amazon region of Colombia, where he worked for five years delivering intercultural health services, and coordinating public health programs to indigenous communities. Since 2003 and for over six years he worked in Mozambique at Health Alliance International, an NGO affiliated to the University of Washington, supporting the scale up of HIV care services integrated in the public health system. His main working areas and research interests concern primary health care, cross-cultural health care delivery models, health system strengthening.

  • MD (Universidad Nacional de Colombia)
  • MPH (University of Washington)
Country Affiliations 
  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
Health Topics 
  • Child and Adolescent Health (incl. Pediatrics)
  • Community Health Workers
  • Community-Based Participatory Research
  • Community-Based Primary Health Care
  • COVID-19
  • Health Disparities
  • Health Promotion
  • Health Systems Strengthening and Human Resources Development
  • Leadership and Organizational Development
  • Maternal Child Health (incl. Reproductive Health)
  • Medical Anthropology
  • Mental Health
  • Neglected Diseases, Tropical Medicine (incl. Parasites)
  • Nutrition, Clean Water, and Food Security
  • Operations Research
  • Research
  • Social Enterprise and Innovation
  • Social Justice and Human Rights
  • STDs (other than HIV)
  • TB

Montoya P, et al. Initiative to strengthen maternal and child healthcare. (Iniciativa para fortalecer la atención materna e infantil). Rev. Fac. Nac. Salud Pública 2017; 35(2):248 – 265. DOI: 10.17533/udea.rfnsp.v35n2a09
Martínez-Silva PA, Montoya-Chica P, Caicedo-Sandoval EB. Health in indigenous comprehensive life plans: approach to four indigenous organizations in the department of Vaupés (Salud en los planes integrales de vida: aproximación a cuatro organizaciones indígenas del departamento del Vaupés). Rev. Fac. Nac. Salud Pública 2015; 33(3): 335-344. DOI: 10.17533/udea.rfnsp.v33n3a02
Gloyd S, Montoya P, Floriano F, Correia MA, Pfeiffer J, Gimbel-Sherr K. Scaling Up Antenatal Syphilis Screening in Mozambique Transforming Policy to Action. Sexually Transmitted Diseases, July Supplement 2007, Vol. 34, No. 7, p.S31–S36

Pfeiffer J, Montoya P, Blanco AJ, Pugas M, Micek M, Johnson W, Sherr K, Gimbel S, Baird S, Lambdin B, Gloyd S. Integration of HIV/AIDS services into African primary health care: lessons learned for health system strengthening in Mozambique. Journal of the International AIDS Society 2010:13(1)

Montoya P, Lukehart S, Brentlinger P, Blanco AJ, Floriano F, Sairosse J, Gloyd S. Comparison of the Diagnostic Accuracy of a Rapid Immunochromatographic Test and the Rapid Plasma Reagin Test for Antenatal Syphilis Screening in Mozambique. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 2006;84:97-104