Dr. Gabriel Carrasquilla obtained his MD degree from Universidad del Valle and MPH from the same institution. Master of Science in Tropical Medicine and Doctor of Public Health from Harvard. Director Health Division of the FES Foundation 1990 y 1999 and Secretary of Health of the State of Valle del Cauca in 2000.
From 1986 to 2010 professor of epidemiology at Universidad del Valle, where since 1997 was appointed full professor.
Director of Center for Health Research - CEIS –Fundacion Santa Fe de Bogotá 2003-2014. He is member of the National Academy of Medicine and was member of the National Council in Social Security in Health until 2009. He has been member of the National Council of Health for Colciencias, Advisory Board of the National Institute of Health. Temporary consultant of WHO, PAHO, CIID/IDRC, OAS, Rockefeller Foundation, European Union, Andean Organization of Health at international level and for the Ministry of Health, National Planning Department, and other governmental organizations in Colombia.
He has been principal investigator in several projects funded by national and international organizations and has several publications in Colombian and International peer review journals.