UW Alumna Patricia Garcia Sworn In as Peruvian MOH

President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski and Patricia García. Photo courtesy of the Ministry of Health of Peru Twitter feed.

President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski and Patricia García. Photo courtesy of the Ministry of Health of Peru Twitter feed.

On July 28, Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski swore in the country’s new Minister of Health: Dr. Patricia García, alumna of the University of Washington School of Public Health (MPH 1998, Epidemiology). Dr. García is an Affiliate Professor at UW’s Department of Global Health and was Vice Dean of research at the School of Public Health at Cayetano Heredia University, where she received her doctorate and PhD in medicine.

Among her list of credits, she also served as a member of the External Advisory Board of the UW’s Department of Global Health and was the first woman to chair the Peruvian National Institute of Health.

Read more about her career at the UW School of Public Health website.

Congratulations on this outstanding achievement, Dr. García!