Maria Lahuerta, PhD, MPH

Deputy Director, Strategic Information Unit

Maria Lahuerta, PhD, MPH, is an epidemiologist and public health specialist with over thirteen years of experience in strategic information, program evaluation and research on infectious diseases. As the deputy director of the Strategic Information Unit at ICAP and assistant professor of epidemiology at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, Dr. Lahuerta oversees the design and implementation of systems to monitor and evaluate country- and project-specific programs, including large HIV service delivery programs in sub-Saharan Africa and Central Asia, with the goal of achieving HIV epidemic control. Dr. Lahuerta leads surveillance activities among key populations in several countries, and supports and leads a number of public health evaluations and research studies to implement innovative health services in resource-limited settings. Dr. Lahuerta holds a Doctoral Degree in Molecular Biology from the University of Barcelona, Spain, and a Master’s in Public Health from the Mailman School of Public Health in New York.