Rita Isabel Lechuga, M.D., M.P.H
Dr. Rita Isabel Lechuga (Isabel) is an associate director on the Hepatitis team. As the Associate Director, her scope of work includes expanded oversight of team work plans, implementation of relevant strategic plan objectives, and fiscal management and oversight. Previously, she was part of NASTAD’s Global team, overseeing HIV case-based surveillance system strengthening interventions in five countries in Central America. Before NASTAD, Isabel worked as a consultant for the regional office of the World Health Organization, PAHO, leading research studies on HIV, viral hepatitis and child health and as a physician with the Mexican Secretariat of Health. Isabel holds a Doctor of Medicine (MD) from the National Autonomous University of Mexico and a Master of Public Health (MPH) from George Washington University.