Dr. Carlos Alberto Faerron Guzman
Carlos A. Faerron Guzman, M.D., M.Sc., is adjunct faculty at the Department of Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology. He is also the co-founder and current director of the InterAmerican Center for Global Health (CISG) in Costa Rica, as well as associate director of the Planetary Health Alliance at the T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Dr. Faerron began his career as a primary care doctor in a rural area of Costa Rica, where he worked closely with migrant and indigenous populations. His work follows a health equity and human rights framework as guiding principles and firmly believes in progress in health through community empowerment, action/research, and participatory education. He obtained his medical degree at the University of Costa Rica and his MSc. in International Health at Queen Mary University in Edinburgh and Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. Additional studies include Social Justice at the International Institute for Health and Development in Scotland and Social Innovation for Health from INCAE Business School. He is an adjunct at the University of Maryland Graduate School, as well as a fellow of the Central American Healthcare Initiative.