School: Milken Institute School of Public Health
Department: Global Health
Dr. Wolfgang Munar is Associate Professor in Global Health Systems at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health. He serves as the Program Director for the Global Health DrPH program. A graduate of Harvard University’s School of Public Health and Universidad del Norte’s School of Medicine, Dr. Munar has been engaged in global health practice and research in Latin America & the Caribbean, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Central & South Asia.
He began his career as a health system reformer in his native country, Colombia, where he served as a State Secretary of Health and Vice-Minister of Health. He has occupied senior positions in global health and multilateral finance, and philanthropic organizations such as the Inter-American Development Bank, the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Since 2009, Dr. Munar became involved in health systems research and evaluation work in low- and middle income countries.
Dr. Munar has served on several advisory committees on multilateral and philanthropic organizations involved in global health. Currently, he maintains an active global health research program in El Salvador, Honduras, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Somalia, Niger, and Pakistan.