DrPH, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 1987
MPH, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 1981
MD, National Autonomous University of Mexico, 1978
JD, University of Guadalajara, 1972
Applied Epidemiology, health planning and evaluation, geographic information systems, health impact assessment, measuring health inequalities, urban health.
Honors and Awards
"Golden Apple Award". Johns Hopkins University and the Student Assembly. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2017-2018
"Distinguished Alumnus Award". Johns Hopkins University and the Alumni Association of the Johns Hopkins University. September, 2017
Numerary Member in Epidemiology. The National Academy of Medicine of Mexico. Induction Ceremony, June 28, 2017
AMTRA Award (Advising, Mentoring & Teaching Recognition Award) for Outstanding Service. Student Assembly. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2015-2015
Honorary Professor of Public Health. Recognition for Leadership in Professional Training in Epidemiology in the Region of the Americas. Universidad del Norte, Barranquilla, Colombia, 2012
American Public Health Association. Recognition for outstanding service and dedication to the APHA Publication Board. 2011
Delta Omega Society. Alpha Chapter. Faculty Induction. Bloomberg School of Public Health. May, 2009
Member of the National Board of Public Health Examiners’s Charter Class. 2008
Special Recognition by the Secretaria de Vigilancia em Saude of the Ministry of Health of Brazil for outstanding contribution and dedication to training Brasilian Epidemiologists in Epidemiology for Public Health Managers. Brasilia, Brazil, March 2006
2005 NASA GRANT:“Integration of NASA Earth Science Data into Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Health Analysis and Information Decision Support”. PI: Carlos Castillo-Salgado, Pan American Health Organization. The Applied Sciences Program NASA Science Mission Directorate. Public Health.
2003. PAHO Special Award. 2002 Best/Outstanding Unit/Team Award. In recognition of the leadership in the use of innovative and creative approaches in the field of public health analysis. Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization Washington, DC.
2002 US-Mexico Border Health Hero. Recognition for the leadership role in public health at the service of the communities in the Mexico-US border. US-Mexico Border Health Association and Field Office. PAHO/WHO Centennial Award. El Paso, Texas.
Promotion to P6 Level /UN/WHO-PAHO (Highest professional rank level in UN System). Pan American Health Organization, April 2000
OTHLI Award Medal from the Government of Mexico and the Program for the Mexican Communities Abroad, 1999. The President of Mexico gives this award to distinguished Mexican Nationals living abroad for their exceptional contribution to the development of the Mexican Community.
PAHO/WHO DIRECTOR'S AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE, 1996. Panamerican Health Organization. World Health Organization. PAHO/WHO's highest professional staff award offered in recognition of outstanding contribution and services to the Organization as it discharges its missions and constitutional mandate. Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C., November 1996
PAHO/WHO SPECIAL RECOGNITION OF TECHNICAL PROGRAMS, 1993. Communicable Diseases Program, HPT. In recognition of the excellence of the professional work of its Staff in 1992. Washington, D.C.
National Dissertation Grant Award in Health Services Research, 1986. National Center for Health Services Research and Health Care Technology Assessment. Department of Health and Human Services. Rockville, Maryland.
Cultural Integration of Latin America Scholarship. Universidad A. de Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Jal, México. 1968
Honorable Mention. J.D. with Honors. Universidad A. de Guadalajara. Guadalajara, Jal, México, 1972
Public Health Scholarship. National Council for Science and Technology. Mexican Government. 1980, 1981