Dr. Gilma Mantilla is a Senior Staff Associate at the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI). Her scholarly work has been mainly on Public Health.
She is a graduate of Columbia University (Climate and Society MA, 2008), Rosario University, Colombia (Epidemiology 1998), Javeriana University, Colombia (Master in Health Management, 1993) and Escuela Colombiana de Medicina (Physician Surgeon, 1988).
Before joining IRI, she was Colombia's Public Health Surveillance and Control Deputy Manager at the National Health Institute where she worked mainly to establish policies, plans, programs and projects in public health associated with the surveillance and control of infectious diseases; to redesign the National Infectious Diseases Surveillance System and to support operational research on issues like epidemics, outbreaks and disasters.
Role at the IRI
In the IRI she is working to establish tools and protocols for creation, integration and dissemination of knowledge and information related with climate and public health