Catalina Ramírez Hernández

Doctor, Epidemiologist, Costa Rica Field Epidemiology Training Program Staff, Costa Rican Social Security Fund

Dr. Catalina Ramírez Hernández is a doctor (MD) and epidemiologist (MSc) and master of management of health services and field epidemiology in Costa Rica. Since 2006, she has been involved with the Costa Rica Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP) as a program staff member, facilitating curriculum development of the basic and intermediate levels as a teacher for both.

She joined the Costa Rican Social Security Fund in 2001, working at the health services level in the primary care level, and in 2006, she moved to the health services development department, working as assistant medical director. In 2006, she joined the epidemiological surveillance sub-area as an epidemiologist, leading the surveillance of communicable and emerging diseases at the institutional level, especially the surveillance of vector, arboviral and zoonotic diseases and epidemiological surveillance of healthcare-associated infections.

She is a member of the National Liaison Center of Costa Rica and part of the National Health Surveillance Team.

From 2015-2018, she was a professor at the Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE) School of Medicine.

She is a researcher accredited by the National Health Research Council of Costa Rica and has published in national and international journals and technical publications at the level of health services as part of the social security standardization team.

She has participated in national and international fora as a presenter of various investigations at TEPHINET, PAHO and WHO conferences.