Núria Casamitjana Badia
Dr Núria Casamitjana Badia is director of Training and Education at the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) and professor at the University of Barcelona. She has over 30 years of experience as a professor, lecturer, researcher, and senior manager in the Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Barcelona. In 2006, she created the Barcelona Centre for International Health Research (CRESIB) with Dr Pedro Alonso, now known as ISGlobal. She held the post of deputy director of CRESIB from its creation until 2011.
Dr Casamitjana is currently co-director of the ISGlobal-University of Barcelona Master of Global Health Programme and coordinator of the International Health track for the Master of Clinical Research. She also coordinates the University of Barcelona’s TransGlobal Health Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctor of Philosophy Programme and the track on International Health. She has coordinated other specialized global health courses, including the Science of Eradication: Malaria leadership development course together with Harvard University and the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute.
Dr Casamitjana serves as president of tropEd, an International Network for Education and Training in International Health, and as a member of the executive board of the World Federation of Academic Institutions for Global Health. She is also involved in the Consortium of Universities for Global Health and coordinates the European Initiative EIT-Health Education pillar at the University of Barcelona. She is a board member of the Partnership for Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health. Dr Casamitjana earned a bachelor’s degree and Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmacy from the University of Barcelona, and a master’s degree in Occupational Health from the University of Barcelona – University Pompeu Fabra.