Dr Caterina Guinovart is a medical epidemiologist working as a senior advisor for Research and Implementation on malaria elimination projects with Malaria Control and Elimination Partnership in Africa (MACEPA)/PATH and the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal). For the last 16 years, Dr Guinovart has worked on malaria research and implementation projects. She worked at ISGlobal and the Manhiça Health Research Center (Mozambique) for several years, participating in the initial RTS,S malaria vaccine trials in children, a clinical trial assessing the role of age in the development of naturally acquired immunity to malaria in infants, descriptive epidemiological studies to assess the burden of malaria in the Manhiça area and other impact evaluation projects in Mozambique. Dr Guinovart joined MACEPA/PATH in 2014 and since then has been working on malaria elimination operational research, including mass test and treat and reactive case investigation studies in Senegal and Ethiopia.
Dr Guinovart earned a Medical degree and a Doctoral degree in Public Health from the University of Barcelona and a master’s of Science in Epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. She completed a post-graduate fellowship at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, where she worked on different impact evaluation projects and on the malaria estimates for the Global Burden of Disease 2013 study.