JH-IIRU is very pleased to announce that Dr. Ricardo Pérez-Núñez had joined the Unit as a post doctoral fellow.

Dr. Pérez-Núñez studied medicine at the Universidad de Guadalajara in (México) before completing his Master’s and PhD at the National Institute of Public Health of Mexico (INSP). He started working at INSP’s Health System Research Centre in 2004, and since 2006 his work has focused on road traffic injury prevention. He co-led the research arm for violence and injury prevention at INSP from March 2008 to March 2009 and from June 2010 to date.

Dr. Pérez-Núñez has worked extensively with JH-IIRU in his capacity as one of the main collaborators for the Bloomberg Philanthropies Global Road Safety Program in Mexico. In addition, he is the Secretary of the Road Traffic Injuries Research Network (RTIRN) and a member of the Sistema Nacional de Investigadores in Mexico. In 2009, he was part of the consultant team that prepared the Status Report of Road Safety in the Americas which estimated the economic impact of road traffic injuries in Belize. In October 2012, he presented two studies at the 2012 World Safety Conference in Wellington, New Zealand.

Dr. Pérez-Núñez will spend at least one year in Baltimore working on the Global Road Safety Program in Mexico and Brazil and is interested in economic analyses. He has published more than 22 peer-reviewed articles, three books and two chapters in the area of health financing, analysis of health systems response and road traffic injuries.