Maria Elena Medina-Mora
Director of the National Institute on Psychiatry (Mexico) a WHO Collaborating Center Since 1976. Has a teaching appointment in the National University of Mexico (UNAM), was nominated as Provost Distinguish International Scholar at Penn State University (2008) and has an appointment as Adjunct Professor in the Chen School of Public Health at Harvard. Is a member of the World Health Organization Expert Committee on Addictions since 1986, of the Panel of Experts that reviews the ICD 11 and is chair of the expert committee that oversees the ICD field trials. She was elected to serve at the UN International Narcotics Control Board for the periods 2000-2005 and 2005-2007. Among other recognitions, she is member of the “Colegio Nacional” (National Academy) served as Member of the Board of Directors of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) (2003 – 2013), Woman of the Year 2006. She received the National Award of Excellence in Research by a Senior Investigator from the National Hispanic Science Network on Drug Abuse (2007), the WHO Director-General Special Recognition Award for accomplishments in the area of tobacco control and the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Award of Excellence in International Leadership in 2011. She created the National Institute on Psychiatry & National University of Mexico (UNAM) Center for Global Research on Mental Health.