Gabriela Ríos Cázares, MD, MPH
National Institute of Geriatrics (INGER) of Mexico
Gabriela Ríos Cázares has worked with the National Institute of Geriatrics (INGER) of Mexico since it was created in 2008, and has experience in research, teaching, health promotion management, NCD prevention, healthy aging and analysis of aging/older populations. Dr. Ríos received her Master’s in Public Health (MPH) with a concentration in Health Management from the National Institute of Public Health (INSP). Since then she has collaborated on several joint endeavors of INGER and INSP as well as serving as academic coordinator, adjunct faculty, and tutor for a diploma course in management for leaders of Older Adult Health Programs and Chronic Disease Medical Departments across Mexico. She has focused this course on the prevention of chronic diseases and the promotion of healthy aging, and has led another course in for the MPH program on Population Health and Aging in which she addresses everything from field work and research to the production of intervention strategies.
Dr. Ríos has coordinated multidisciplinary, inter-institutional teams on various projects, including the design of the older person's health evaluation module for the National Survey of Health and Nutrition (ENSANUT 2012), a joint endeavor of the INSP and National Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery (NINN) and designing Mexico's Alzheimer's Action Plan, which outlined a primary care model for patients with general dementia in addition to Alzheimer's and their families – a first for Latin America. Future plans include the design of replicable and scalable models for care based on scientific evidence and community characteristics for the local and regional older adult populations, to generate interventions and programs together with, and for, these communities.