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Dr. Julio Frenk is T & G Angelopoulos Professor of Public Health and International Development and Dean of the Faculty at the Harvard School of Public Health. He served as the Minister of Health of Mexico from 2000 to 2006 and was the founding director-general of the National Institute of Public Health in Mexico. In 1998, Dr. Frenk served as executive director in charge of Evidence and Information for Policy at the World Health Organization (WHO). Most recently, he served as a senior fellow in the global health program of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and as president of the Carso Health Institute in Mexico City. He is chair of the board of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington. In addition to his scholarly works, he has written two best-selling novels for youngsters explaining the functions of the human body. In September of 2008, Dr. Frenk received the Clinton Global Citizen Award for changing "the way practitioners and policy makers across the world think about health." Dr. Frenk holds an MD from the National Autonomous University of Mexico, a MPH, MA and PhD from the University of Michigan.