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Carlos Dora

Coordinator, Department of Public Health, Environmental & Social Determinants of Health, World Health Organization (WHO)

Carlos Dora, MD, PhD, is a health policy expert with WHO leading work on health impacts of sector policies (energy, transport, housing , extractive industry) involving health impact assessment (HIA) and systems to manage health risks and benefits. He manages the WHO Unit in charge of providing guidance health risks (air pollution, indoors  and outdoors, radiation, occupation), as well as monitoring, evaluation  and tracking related policies and health impacts. Dr Dora leads WHO’s work on “Health in a Green Economy” analyzing  health co-benefits from climate change mitigation policies, and is developing WHO’s work on health indicators for post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals.  He is engaged in the health co-benefits of sustainable energy initiatives, including SE4All, GACC, and CCAC. He previously worked at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical medicine; at the WHO Regional Office for Europe, and as a senior policy adviser to the WHO Director General. Before that he worked in the organization of primary care systems in Brazil, where he also practiced clinical medicine. He served in US and Chinese science and policy committees. His MSc and PhD are from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. His publications cover health impacts of sector policies, Health Impact Assessment and health risk communication.


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