Julietta Rodriguez Guzman
Dr. Julietta Rodriguez Guzman
Coming from Colombia, she received an MD degree from the Pontific Xaveriana University, a Specialty Degree in Occupational Health from El Bosque University, and a Masters’ in Science MSc Applied degree in Occupational Health Sciences from McGill University in Canada. Holding several Diplomas in Social Security, Occupational Epidemiology, Distance Education and, Labor Medicine and Rehabilitation, she was awarded with a research policy fellow at the McGill University Institute of Health and Social Policy.
During the past 25 years her work focused on formulating and assessing occupational health and worker’s compensation systems, policies and programs; supporting the development of worker’s health promotion; and studying different working conditions in Colombia and other Latin American countries (heavy metals, violence at work, occupational cancer, respiratory diseases, ethics in OH practice, rural workers and gender mainstreaming). She also developed international work to improve working and living conditions for working people, with particular emphasis on vulnerable populations mainly in Colombia and Latin America. She also contributed to the Workers’ Health Programs at PAHO, WHO, ILO, OAS, NSC, IADB, WB and other international organizations.
She is author of multiple articles, book chapters and edited several books on occupational medicine and workers’ health in English and Spanish. In her academic career continues, now appointed as Associate Professor Ad-hoc in Occupational Health at El Bosque University in Colombia.
She is active member of the Colombian Society of Occupational Medicine SCMT, the International Commission of Occupational Health ICOH, the Latin American Association of Occupational Health ALSO, the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine ACOEM, the Central American and Caribbean Federation of OH FECACSO, and honorary member of the Societies of Occupational Medicine of Argentina, Honduras, El Salvador, and Peru.
Since 2011 she the Regional Advisor in Workers’ and Consumers’ Health for the Americas, at the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO)/ World Health Organization (WHO)