JUAN LEON, PHD, MPH
MPH in Epidemiology, 2003, Northwestern University Medical School
PhD in Immunology, 2003, Northwestern University Medical School
BA, 1996, Dartmouth College
Dr. Leon, native of Peru, grew up in multiple countries in the Americas including Dominican Republic, Haiti, Brazil, and Bolivia. Through his parents' work for UNICEF, he observed first hand the inequities in health, education, and water of vulnerable populations especially in situations of violence, natural and political upheaval and human rights violations. Because of the many joys these countries gave to Dr. Leon, he committed to reciprocate by dedicating his life’s blessings and training to addressing these inequities in vulnerable populations in the Americas. Because of the community of individuals that propelled Dr. Leon in his life’s journey, he pledged to reciprocate by dedicating his work to training others to address global health inequities, inspire others’ potential, and thus become global health leaders.