Jorge Jiménez is Professor of Public Health at the School of Medicine, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and he presides the National Cancer Forum Chile. He has also served as Minister of Health of that country (1990-1992), a public health consultant for Chilean and international organizations, including USAID, the Interamerican Development Bank, the World Bank, and the Rockefeller Foundation. He was also the President of the Executive Council of the World Health Organization between 1998 and 2001.
Jiménez received his medical degree from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, his specialization in Pediatrics from the Universidad de Chile, and in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University, in the United States. Policy-wise, he has paid special attention to cancer and chronic diseases, maternal and child health, and vaccines.
Jiménez is also active in research. He currently participates in important projects regarding vaccines and field testing, systematic reviews of health policy evaluations, and biomedical research consortium on health evaluation.