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Editors' profiles

Ana Lorena Ruano, Editor-in-Chief 

Ana Lorena Ruano is a researcher at the Center for International Health at the University of Bergen, Norway. 

She received her doctoral education at Umeå University in Sweden and was trained as a sociologist at the Universidad del Valle de Guatemala. Dr Ruano’s work uses qualitative methods and a human rights-approach to the study of equity in health, indigenous health, maternal health, health system strengthening, participation, and accountability in low and middle-income countries. 

New Content ItemDaniel Maceira, Editor-in-Chief 

Daniel Maceira is an Argentine citizen with a PhD in Economics from Boston University and research fields in health economics and industrial organization. He is a Professor at the Economic Department, National University of Buenos Aires (UBA), Argentina, an Independent Researcher at the National Council of Scientific and Technological Research (CONICET), a Senior Researcher at the Center for the Study of State and Society (CEDES), and Director of the MBA-Health of the University of San Andrés. He also develops teaching activities in several Postgraduate Programs in Health Economics and Public Health Policy in Argentina and the Latin American Region, such as the Master Program in Public Policies at the University Torcuato Di Tella and the Master Program in Design and Implementation of Public Policies at FLACSO, the Latin American University in Social Sciences.

Maceira has collaborated with a wide array of institutions, such as the Canadian International Development Research Centre (IDRC), UNICEF, The World Health Organization, the Pan-American Health Organization, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), USAid, the Inter-American Foundation (IAF), the Gates Foundation, The World Bank, the Global Development Network, the Global Fund for HIV, Malaria and Tuberculosis; the Inter-American Development Bank; the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI Alliance), among others. He has numerous national and international peer review publications and coordinated many research projects and technical assistance initiatives in developing countries, particularly in Latin America and the Caribbean. In 2016 Maceira was elected Board Member of Health Systems Global (HSG), the international society in health programs and systems research, where he holds the chair of The Americas until October 2024.

New Content ItemPablo Gaitán-Rossi, Managing Editor

Director at the Research Institute for Equitable Development from Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City.

He has a PhD in Social Welfare by Boston College and was trained as a Sociologist and Psychologist. He is a member of Mexico’s National Registry of Researchers, First level. Collaborates as an evaluation consultant with the Primary Health Care Performance Initiative from the World Bank. Interested in health systems, social determinants of health, food and water insecurity, aging, mental health, and implementation science.