Jaime Sepúlveda Amor
President of ISGlobal's International Global Health Partnership Board
Dr Jaime Sepulveda became the Executive Director of University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Global Health Sciences in 2011. His previous position was Senior Fellow in the Global Health Program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where he was deputy to Global Health President Dr. Tachi Yamada. As part of its executive team, he played a central role in shaping the Gates Foundation’s overall global health strategy.
Dr Sepulveda worked closely with key foundation partners—including the GAVI Alliance, where he chaired the Executive Committee—to increase access to vaccines and other effective health solutions in developing countries. He also served as Director of Special Initiatives in the Global Health Program. Dr Sepulveda worked for more than 20 years in senior health posts in the Mexican government. From 2003 to 2006, he served as Director of the National Institutes of Health of Mexico. For a decade, he was Director-General of Mexico’s National Institute of Public Health and Dean of the National School of Public Health. In addition to his research credentials, he is an experienced implementer of effective health programs. As Mexico’s Director-General of Epidemiology and later Vice-Minister of Health,
Dr Sepulveda designed Mexico’s Universal Vaccination Program, which eliminated polio, measles, and diphtheria by more than doubling childhood immunisation coverage in two years. He also modernised the national health surveillance system and founded Mexico’s National AIDS Council. Dr Sepulveda holds a medical degree from the National Autonomous University of Mexico and three post-graduate degrees from the Harvard School of Public Health. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the US National Academy of Sciences.