Ricardo Mexia

Chair of the 17th European Public Health Conference

Ricardo Mexia (MD, MPH, EPIET) is a public health physician and epidemiologist. He works primarily in communicable diseases, epidemiological surveillance, public health emergencies and mass gatherings, having been involved in the investigation and control of several outbreaks, and providing training in field epidemiology. He is also a science communicator and collaborates regularly on health issues, in various media (TV, radio, online, written press). Currently part of the Department of Epidemiology of the National Institute of Health Doutor Ricardo Jorge, Lisbon, he is a guest lecturer at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon, the Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Algarve, and at the Institute of Social and Political Sciences of the University of Lisbon. He is currently the President of the EUPHA Infectious disease control section, and the President of the General Assembly of the National Association of Public Health Physicians (ANMSP). He is also the President of the Lumiar Parish Council in Lisbon.