Ilan Shapiro

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My passion has always been to convert health information into action improving the wellbeing of our communities. Born and raised in Mexico City, I had the honor of being the liaison between Mexico and the World Health Organization after finishing Med School. This was the moment that proved to me that healthcare systems need to be connected with the most important aspect: the community.

As a Pediatric Resident at Mount Sinai Children's Hospital in Chicago; were the reality of Social determinants of health was a reflection of the changes needed, I was determined to make a difference in the community, so I began doing this thru Policy and Advocacy. As part of these activities, in the Mexican Consulate, I created a Health Bulletin and a board of physicians to give advice in hardship moments for families. On the international arena, I had the honor to be elected for the first Advisory Board in conjunction with the Mexican Foreign Affairs and Health Ministries, for the program Ventanillas de Salud; a Federal program that devotes its efforts to improve the wellbeing of Mexicans abroad.