Patricio V. Marquez, Sc.M.


Patricio V. Marquez, Sc.MPatricio V. Marquez, Sc.M., a lead public health specialist at the World Bank Group (WBG), coordinates the Global Tobacco Control and Mental Health Initiatives. He co-organized the WBG/WHO “Out of the Shadows: Making Mental Health a Global Development Priority” conference on April 13-14, 2016, held at WBG/IMF Spring Meetings. At WBG he has served as public health focal point (2014-15), co-leader of Ebola Emergency Response Program for West Africa (2014-15), and as a member of teams that prepared the Global Avian Influenza Preparedness and Control Program in 2006 and the Global Food Response Facility in 2008. Marquez, originally from Ecuador, has worked in more than 50 countries in Africa, Europe, Central Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, East Asia, and the Pacific since 1988. He is also part of the Global Work Group of the Advisory Committee to the US CDC director (2015-present). Marquez is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health.