Ernesto is Peruvian/American, got his medical training in Peru and then moved to the U.S where he got his MPH at the University of Iowa, after that he stayed working at the university for a year doing research on zoonotic influenza. In 2007 got a job offer at the US Naval Medical Research Unit -6 in Peru, so he moved back to Peru where he spent 4 years doing research on emerging infectious diseases in different regions of Peru. Ernesto joined DGHI last April '12, he is working with Bill Pan's team, as an associate in research, assisting on the design and implementation of different research projects in Peru and South America mainly focused on environmental health and emerging infectious diseases.
To start a conversation with me, ask me: Anything about Peru and I will get very excited and I will start talking and talking
Favorite activity/ hobby outside of work: Love to play and watch tennis and soccer, love to travel
Recent book I read: Spillover by David Quammen, it's a great science thriller about zoonotic infectious diseases and their threat to global health
Favorite food: Peruvian, Mediterranean, Sushi, Italian, etc, etc, I love food!!