Board of Trustees


Executive Committee


Steering Committee

The Steering Committee (SC) plays an important role as both leader and decision-maker, and should ensure that it is well-informed in its decisions through effective planning, monitoring and review of the organization and its activities. The SC is composed by the General Director (SC Chair), Scientific Director (SC vice-Chair), General Manager, Deputy Manager, Policy and Global Development Director, Training and Education Director, Innovation Director, Directors of Initiatives and Directors of Programs (up to 8 ) and Research Managers (2).


Academic Commitee

  • Antoni Castells

    Medical Director of the Hospital Clínic de Barcelona

  • Amelia Díaz

    Vice-rector for Teaching and Academic Planning, University of Barcelona

  • Olga Pané

    Manager of the Barcelona MAR Health Park Consortium

  • Cristina Pujades

    Vice-rector in charge of directing projects in the field of teaching staff, Pompeu Fabra University


External Advisory Committee (EAC)

  • David A. Savitz | Co-chair

    Professor of Epidemiology, Brown University, Providence, USA. Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Alpert Medical School, Providence, USA.

  • Marcel Tanner | Co-chair

    Professor and Chair of Epidemiology and Medical Parasitology, University of Basel, Switzerland

  • Julia del Amo

    Professor of Research in Biomedical Sciences, National Center for Epidemiology, Institute of Health Carlos III, Madrid, Spain

  • Zeno Bisoffi

    Director of the Centre for Tropical Diseases Sacro Cuore, Don Calabria Hospital of Negrar, Verona, Italy. Professor of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, Verona University

  • Robert A Bonomo

    Professor of Medicine, Pharmacology, Molecular Biology; Microbiology Chief, Medical Service, Louis Stokes Cleveland Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center; Vice Chair for Veteran Affairs, Department of Medicine, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, USA

  • Menno Bouma

    Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK. Co-opted member for the 2017 site visit

  • Chetan Chitnis

    Head of the Malaria Parasite Biology &, Vaccines Unit, Institut Pasteur, France

  • Simon Croft

    Professor of Parasitology, Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene &, Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), London, UK

  • Brenda Eskenazi

    Director of the Center for Environmental Research and Children's Health at UC Berkeley, USA; Jennifer and Brian Maxwell Professor of Maternal and Child Health and Epidemiology; Chair of Community Health and Human Development at the School of Public Health

  • Montserrat Garcia-Closas

    Director and Acting Chief, Integrative Tumor Epidemiology Branch, Division of Cancer Epidemiology & Genetics (DCEG), National Cancer Institute (NCI), Bethesda, Maryland, USA; Co-opted member for the 2017 site visit

  • Amanda Glassman

    Chief Operating Officer and Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development, Washington DC, USA

  • Mercedes Pascual

    Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Investigator; Rosemary Grant Collegiate Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Department of Ecology &, Evolutionary Biology, University of Michigan, USA

  • Neil Pearce

    Head of Department and Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, London School of Hygiene &, Tropical Medicine (LSTMH), London, UK

  • Annette Peters

    Director of the Institute of Epidemiology II at the Helmholtz Zentrum München, German Research Center of Environmental Health, Neuherberg, Germany

  • David Richardson

    Associate Professor at the Department of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, USA

  • Christopher A. Wild

    Director, International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France