Dr Paulo Buss
Director of CRIS (Centre de relations international de Fiocruz)
Former President of Fundação Oswaldo Cruz

A physician with a Master degree in Social Medicine from Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Dr Paulo Buss is a specialist in Pediatrics and Public Health. Dr Buss was President of Fundação Oswaldo Cruz from January 2001 – 2008. At ENSP, he held office as Deputy-Director (1985-1989) and Director for two terms (1989-1992 and 1998-2000). During his terms the ENSP inaugurated Public Health Residence, Public Health Doctorate, Distance Learning Program, Government Health and Professional Master Degrees. As vice-president of Education and Information at Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (1992-1996), Dr Buss created the Health Channel and the Fiocruz publishing house. He represented Brazil in the World Health Organization’s Executive Council (from December 2004 to May 2007), nominated by the President of Brazil, and represented Fiocruz in the world networks of the Health Research Institutes, led by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), from USA, and of the Public Health Institutes, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), also from USA.