David Novillo, Ph.D., serves as Regional Advisor working on Digital Health and Knowledge Management at the World Health Organization (WHO) in Washington, D.C. At WHO, he advises and builds capacity in the countries and territories in the Americas Region on matters related to eHealth (Health IT), such as telemedicine, mHealth, electronic health records, health information systems, standardization and interoperability, social media and more.
He obtained his Ph.D. from the Carlos III University of Madrid (UC3M), doctoral dissertation for which he was Awarded with the Outstanding Thesis by the School of Library and Information Science. Also, he received a Masters on Health Promotion and Social Development by the University of Bordeaux and the Public University of Navarre; he completed a Certificate Program in Leadership Strategies for Information Technology in Health Care by Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health; earned the Special Award of the Masters on Research in Documentation by UC3M; and received his Bachelor’s in Library and Information Science from UC3M.
Prior to joining WHO, he served as Executive Advisor to the Minister of Health of Spain; he was responsible for the Knowledge Management Center at The High Commissioner for Support of Victims of Terrorism in the Presidency of Spain; and he worked as associate professor in the Department of Library and Information Science at UC3M.