Luis Eugenio Souza
Luís Eugênio de Souza has a degree in Medicine from the Federal University of Bahia-UFBA (1987), and a doctorate in Public Health from the University of Montreal – Canada (2001). Since 2004, he is a professor at UFBA. From 2005 to 2007, he served as municipal secretary of health of Salvador-Bahia, and from December 2008 to July 2009, as director of the Department of Science and Technology of the Ministry of Health. He is currently vice-president/president-elect of the World Federation of Public Health Associations. He has written extensively on health policy, planning and management in their relationships with the production and use of scientific knowledge. His articles discuss subjects such as health policy analysis, healthcare programmes performance, scientific knowledge use and innovation in the health sector, judicialization of health (courts’ decisions that impact the healthcare system) and the impact of economic crisis and austerity measures on healthcare and population health.