Rodrigo Bazua Lobato, ’23
From: Chiapas, Mexico
Degrees Held: MD, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
Rodrigo is a Mexican primary-care physician committed to social justice and the right to high-quality healthcare for all, working in remote rural clinics with Campañeros en Salud, the Mexican sister organization of Partners in Health. He was previously in charge of the Community Health Programs, where his main responsibilities were to manage the Community Health Workers Program, and to coordinate the efforts at the community level of the Mental Health, Maternal Health and CHW programs. Now he is working on the response to COVID-19 at the community level. He was awarded the Gustavo Baz Award to Social Service in 2016 by the National Autonomous University of Mexico, and the Excellence in Health and Nutrition Scholarship 2011-2016 by the “Carlos Slim” Institute of Health. He was a New Voices Fellow 2018 with the Aspen Institute and a Global Health Fellow 2017-2019 with the HEAL Initiative.
Rodrigo decided to pursue the DrPH Program to gain the necessary skills to take the impact of his public health practice from a regional level to a national level. He intends to strengthen primary healthcare throughout Mexico and to bring back healthcare to the doorsteps of the population. Rodrigo loves playing and listening to music, especially Mexican folk music and Bach.