David Novillo Ortiz

Regional Adviser, Data and Digital Health, WHO Regional Office for Europe

David Novillo Ortiz works as unit head at the WHO Regional Office for Europe, coordinating the digital health flagship initiative and the data, metrics and analytics portfolio. Prior to joining WHO/Europe, he served as coordinator of the eHealth programme at the Pan American Health Organization from 2010-2018. Furthermore, David served from 2006 to 2010 as a Technical Officer for the Ministry of Health of Spain, where he was appointed Executive Advisor to the Minister. David obtained his Masters and PhD in Information Sciences from the University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain. He also received a Masters in Public Health from the University of Bordeaux, France,  and the Public University of Navarre, Spain. He currently sits on the editorial board of the International Journal of Medical Informatics. In addition, he serves pro bono as an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at University College London, United Kingdom, and as an Adjunct Professor on biomedical informatics at the University of Utah, United States.