Prof. Dr. Paulo M. Buss, MD, MPH, DSc is Emeritus Professor at The Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ) and Full Member of the Brazilian National Academy of Medicine (since 2005). He is Director of the Center for Global Health at FIOCRUZ, since 2009. Buss is an Honorary Member of the Portuguese and Argentinian Academies of Medicine. He is former President of FIOCRUZ (2001-2008) and former Director of the National School of Public Health (ENSP). He represented Brazil in the World Health Organization’s Executive Council (2004-2007) (2008-2011). He was President of the World Federation of Public Health Associations (WFPHA) (2008-2010); co-founder and member of the Executive Board of the International Association of National Public Health Institutes (IANPHI) (2006-2009) and currently its Emeritus Member. He was a co-founder and the first Executive Director of the Brazilian Association of Collective Health (ABRASCO). He was Chair of the Brazilian Commission on Social Determinants of Health (2006-2008) and coordinator of the WHO World Conference on Social Determinants of Health (Brazil, 2011). He was member of the Pan American Health Organization’s Commission for Health Equity and Inequalities in the Americas. He is author of the book “Health diplomacy and global health: Latin-American Perspectives” (2017), 5 other books, 60 book chapters and around 200 papers. Academic and interest areas of knowledge: public health; health diplomacy; social determinants of health; health planning and administration.