Daniel Moralí de la Brena
Daniel Moralí de la Brena obtained a Doctor of Medicine degree from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) in 2005. While working in community clinics in Chiapas and in Mexico City, Daniel became particularly interested in the ethical dimension of healthcare and health policy, which led him to study a Master in Health Sciences with a concentration in Bioethics at UNAM–a graduate program of excellence accredited by the Mexican National Council for Science and Technology, CONACYT. He was awarded the MSc degree in 2009. Throughout his graduate studies, Daniel focused primarily on distributive justice and prioritization in healthcare and analyzed the conceptual foundations and the organization of a recently-introduced publicly-funded health insurance in Mexico aimed at universalizing healthcare coverage, the Seguro Popular de Salud. Daniel was awarded a scholarship from the Mexican CONACYT for his Master's studies, as well as a scholarship from UNAM for a research semester in 2007 in Berlin, Germany, where he conducted research on the recent reforms to the German health system.
Other fields of interest for Daniel include conflict mediation and health communication. Regarding the latter, Daniel worked from 2005 to 2009 as a freelance English-Spanish translator and reviewer of texts on health education for a Utah-based translation company.
Recipient of a joint CONACYT/Fundación Mexico en Harvard/Harvard Grant scholarship, Daniel entered the PhD Program in Health Policy (Ethics concentration) in the fall of 2010. His current research interests include justice in access to healthcare, prioritization and social determinants of health, ethical dilemmas in public health, as well as health policies and gender equality.