Carlos Dora

HEADSHOT Dora WebCarlos Dora is a health policy expert with the World Health Organization, leading work on the health impacts of sector policies (energy, transport, housing, extractive industry) that involve health impact assessment and systems to manage health risks and benefits. He leads the development of a new urban health initiative to strengthen the capacity of cities to obtain health co-benefits from urban policies, as well as the WHO unit in charge of providing guidance on health risks (air pollution, indoors and outdoors, radiation, occupation) and monitoring, evaluating, and tracking related policies and health impacts. Dora leads WHO’s work on “Health in a Green Economy,” focusing on the health benefits from climate change mitigation policies, and is contributing to WHO’s work on health indicators for post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals. He is engaged in the health co-benefits of sustainable energy initiatives, including SE4All, GACC, and CCAC. Dora previously worked at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, at the WHO Regional Office for Europe, with the World Bank, and as a senior policy advisor to the WHO director general. Previously, he worked in the organization of primary care systems in Brazil, where he also practiced clinical medicine. He has served on many policy committees. His publications cover the health impacts of sector policies, health impact assessment, and health risk communication. He earned an MSc and a PhD from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.