Mentors - Colombia

Diego I. Lucumi, MD, MPH, PhD
Associate Professor
Universidad de los Andes

Dr. Lucumi is a leading expert on social determinants of health especially for hypertension and social patterning of cardiovascular and metabolic risk. Much of his work focuses on socioeconomic factors that influence health. His publications range on topics including social determinants of hypertension, social patterning of cardiovascular and metabolic risk, and the socioeconomic status and health related quality of life among older adults in Colombia. Since 2015, he has been a principal investigator and co-principal investigator of two studies that examine the role of social and behavioral factors on hypertension. As a faculty member and director of the Masters of Public Health program from 2016 to 2018, he supervised and mentored numerous undergraduate and graduate students