Three Decades Devoted to Brazil

Yale School of Public Health Professor Rafael Pérez-Escamilla, Ph.D., has worked around the world during a long and productive career to create better health and nutrition outcomes, with a focus on promoting breastfeeding, household food security, and combatting malnutrition, including obesity. He has spent a significant amount of time over the past 30 years in South America’s largest country, Brazil, where he has worked with colleagues to improve health outcomes and also help to train a cadre of health professionals. His work has taken him throughout Brazil and lead to many collaborations and partnerships that thrive to this day. 

Read the Yale School of Public Health’s interview with Pérez-Escamilla here.