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Alberto Barcelo, M.D., M.Sc.

General Information

Alberto  Barcelo, M.D., M.Sc.


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  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish


  • Voluntary Associate Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences


Research Interests

  • Diabetes and other chronic disease epidemiology
  • Prevalence of risk factors for chronic diseases
  • Health systems organization
  • Disease management
  • Quality of care improvement


1981 M.D.
University of Havana


Dr. Alberto Barceló is a Voluntary Associate Professor at the Department of Public Health Sciences & Epidemiology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Barceló is a physician trained in internal medicine and graduated from the Medical School at the University of Havana in 1981 and received a postgraduate degree in Epidemiology at the Faculty of Public Health at the same university in 1989. He has more than 20 year experience teaching epidemiology and public health to pre and postgraduate students. During his career he worked in clinical, academic and public health settings in Africa, North America and Latin America. Dr. Barceló worked as a regional advisor at the Regional Office of the World Health Organization in Washington DC (the Pan American Health Organization, PAHO) for 17 years. His interest in non-communicable diseases has given him extensive expertise in surveillance and quality of care, with a particular emphasis on developing countries. He implemented result-oriented projects in more than 20 countries as PAHO Regional Advisor on Chronic Non-Communicable Diseases.  He is currently involved in projects in Central and South America, Mexico and the Caribbean. He has published numerous book chapters, monographs and peer-reviewed papers on subjects related to chronic diseases, the prevalence of diabetes and other chronic diseases, quality of care and health economics. Dr. Barceló obtained numerous grants for implementing programs and research projects in Latin America and the Caribbean.