Isabela Ribeiro, Head of Dynamic Portfolio Unit, DNDi

Dr Isabela Ribeiro joined DNDi as a Senior Project Manager in March 2007, after working as a consultant on DNDi projects since 2005. Previously Head of DNDi‘s Chagas Clinical Program, Dr Ribeiro is now Scientific Lead in the Transitioning Diseases Unit.

Dr Ribeiro has over fourteen years of drug development experience with a focus on neglected diseases, most recently serving as a consultant to the UNDP/World Bank/WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (WHO-TDR).

With WHO-TDR, Dr Ribeiro contributed to several projects involving the management of large community-based clinical studies in endemic countries.

A member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the PDTIS, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, since 2005, Dr Ribeiro completed a post-doctoral fellowship in infectious diseases and an internal medicine residency at Ohio State University and worked as clinical research fellow based at the Communicable Disease Unit of St. George’s Hospital, London, after earning her MD from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.