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Adolfo Martinez Valle

Head of Academic Unit, Health Public and Population Research Center, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)

Senior policy maker and researcher with more than 25 years of experience. As a policy maker I have designed, implemented and coordinated the evaluations of two large scale public policies: Seguro Popular, a national health insurance scheme covering nearly half of the Mexican population (50 million) and Oportunidades, a conditional transfer program, reaching nearly 25 million people living in poverty in Mexico. As a researcher, I have published nearly 50 publications as peer-reviewed articles, chapters, books, policy papers and government documents. Since 2011, I have been teaching public policy design, implemenation and evaluation as well as health system performance and health economics at the National Institute of Public Health (INSP), the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrery. I am currently Head of Academic Unit at the Public Policy and Population Research Center (CIPPS) at UNAM.


  • –present
    Professor of Public Policy and Health, Tecnológico de Monterrey


  • 2002 
    Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health, PhD


Member of the National Researchers System of Mexico (SNI)