Walter Humberto Curioso Vilchez, PhD


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Surgeon graduated from the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH). Doctor (Ph.D.) in Biomedical Informatics from the University of Washington in the United States (USA), and Master in Public Health from the same university. He has experience in formulation, planning, implementation, supervision and evaluation of national public policies related to health, education, and electronic government. International consultant in public health, evaluation of social programs, and electronic government for institutions such as the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Economic Commission for Latin America (ECLAC) - United Nations, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), and the US National Institutes of Health (NIH). It has 20 years of recognized scientific and technological trajectory validated with more than 120 specialized scientific publications in the main indexed magazines and books at a national and international level, on issues related to maternal and child health, innovation, education, and electronic government. He is currently Vice-Rector for Research at the Continental University (Peru). Dr. Curioso is also an Affiliate Associate Professor in the Division of Biomedical Informatics at the University of Washington School of Medicine in the United States. He was Vice Minister of the Ministry of Development and Social Inclusion. He served as Advisor to the Ministerial Office of the Ministry of Health (MINSA), and also worked as General Director of the General Office of Statistics and Informatics of the MINSA. He was Deputy Superintendent of the National Superintendency of Health - SUSALUD. He has been Director of Evaluation and Knowledge Management of the National Council of Science, Technology and Technological Innovation - CONCYTEC, of ​​the Presidency of the Council of Ministers of Peru.

Research Interests

Innovation, technology, science, biomedicine.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

External positions

Vicerrector de investigación, Universidad Continental S.A.C.

1 Mar 2020 → …

Miembro del comité de expertos en salud digital de la organización mundial de la salud., Organización mundial de la salud / world health organization

1 Sep 2019 → …

Asesor de ministro, Ministerio de salud - MINSA

1 Aug 20181 Mar 2018

Viceministro, Ministerio de desarrollo e inclusión social - MIDIS

1 Apr 20181 Mar 2019

Asesor de viceministro de salud pública, Ministerio de salud - MINSA

1 Sep 20171 Dec 2017

Superintendente adjunto de regulación y fiscalización, Superintendencia nacional de salud

1 Aug 20161 Sep 2017

Director de evaluación y gestión del conocimiento, Consejo nacional de ciencia tecnología e innovación tecnológica - CONCYTEC

1 Nov 20131 Aug 2016

Director general de la oficina general de estadística e informática, Ministerio de salud - MINSA

1 Aug 20111 Nov 2013

Jefe de la oficina de promoción a la investigación dirección universitaria de investigación, ciencia y tecnología. Vice rectorado de investigación., Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia

1 Jan 20111 Jul 2011


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