J. JAIME MIRANDA, MD, MSc, PhD, FFPH, is Research Professor at the Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, and Director of the CRONICAS Center of Excellence in Chronic Diseases, both at Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH) in Lima, Peru. With >350 peer-reviewed publications, his work brings together epidemiological and health policy aspects of chronic non-communicable diseases in low- and middle-income countries, with an emphasis on obesity, hypertension, diabetes, and mental health.
Professor Miranda has served as Councillor for Latin America & Caribbean of the International Epidemiological Association (2011-2014), Co-Chair of the Joint Technical Steering Committee of the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (2012-2016), Member of the Working Group of WHO Global Coordination Mechanism on the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases (WHO WCM/NCD) of the World Health Organization (2015-2016), and as President of the Advisory Committee on Health Research for the Pan American Health Organization, World Health Organization (2014-2016).
In 2012, he was elected as a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health of the Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom. In 2014, he was listed as one of the 30 scientists under 40 who are redefining science in the Latin American region. In 2018, his work was profiled in the scientific journal Nature as a "model of interdisciplinary research that is scarce in any part of the world" (Nature 2018;562:S65-S67).
Professor Miranda is currently a member of the Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) of Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research from the World Health Organization for the period 2021-24, and a member of the Independent Group of Scientists (IGS) appointed by the UN Secretary-General António Guterres in charge of drafting the 2023 Global Sustainable Development Report.
Professor Miranda trained in medicine at UPCH and earned a PhD in epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (UK). He holds appointments as Professor of Global Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Lown Scholar at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA, and Visiting Professorial Fellow at The George Institute for Global Health in Sydney, Australia.