Dr. Alejandro Cravioto Joins IVI
In conjunction with the celebration of the Institute’s 15th Anniversary in October, IVI is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Alejandro Cravioto as Chief Scientific Officer. Hailing from Mexico, Dr. Cravioto brings a breadth of experience to the Institute. He worked successively as Head of the Research Department and Deputy Director of the National Institute of Health and Technology for Child Health, Director of the Division of Microbiology on the National Institute of Public Health of Cuernavaca, and Professor and Chair of the Department of Public Health of the Faculty of Medicine of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) before being appointed as the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine. For the past seven years, he worked as Deputy Director and as Executive Director of the International Centre for Diarrheal Disease Research (icddr,b) in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Most recently in 2011, he was appointed by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon to head a panel investigating the outbreak of cholera in Haiti.
Dr. Cravioto received his Medical Degree from the Faculty of Medicine of UNAM. He trained as a pediatrician at the National Institute of Pediatrics in Mexico City and received a Diploma in Tropical Public Health and a Ph.D. from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. As Chief Scientific Officer at IVI, Dr. Cravioto will oversee all of the Institute's scientific affairs and will lend his expertise and advice on matters relevant to vaccine science and technology and potential opportunities.