Carlos Dora is a former coordinator at the WHO department of social and environmental determinants of health in Geneva. He led work on health impacts of sector policies (energy, transport, housing, extractive industry) involving health impact assessment (HIA) and systems to manage health risks and benefits. Dr. Dora was leading the development of a new urban health initiative to strengthen capacity in cities to obtain health co-benefits from urban policies. Dora led WHO’s work on “Health in a Green Economy” focusing on health benefits from climate change mitigation policies and contributed to WHO’s work on health indicators for post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals.
He earned his MSc and PhD from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. His publications cover health impacts of sector policies, health impact assessment, and health risk communication