Patricia J. García, MD, MPH, PhD is Professor and former Dean of the School of Public Health at Cayetano Heredia University (UPCH) in Lima-Peru, and former Chief of the Peruvian National Institute of Health (INS). She was the Minister of Health in Peru from 2016-2017. She is a recognized leader in Global Health, was a member of the Commission for the Education of Health Professionals of the New Century, and now is member of the PAHO Foundation Technical Advisory Group (FTAG). Dr. García graduated from medical school in Peru, and trained in internal medicine, infectious diseases, and public health at the University of Washington. She has worked at the Peruvian National STD/AIDS Program, has been Director of the Epidemiology, STD/HIV Unit at UPCH, and Vice Dean of Research at UPCH. She has been member of the Senior Technical Advisor Group of the Reproductive Health Department at the WHO, Chair of the WHO HPV Expert Advisory Group, and the Latin America Regional of the International Union Against STI. She is affiliate Professor of the Department of Global Health, at University of Washington and of the School of Public Health at Tulane University. She is actively involved in research and training on STI/HIV, Global health, HPV and medical informatics.