Scientific Committee

The Scientific Committee, which offers scientific consulting, includes the Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), a center of excellence in research, as well as experts in epidemiology, doctors, scientists, theologians and bioethicists. 

  • Monsignor Renzo Pegoraro, Chancellor of the Pontifical Academy for Life.
  • José Esparza, Former President of the Global Virus Network. Senior public health adviser at the World Health Organization (WHO). Professor of medicine at the Institute of Human Virology (University of Maryland School of Medicine).
  • Timothy P. Flanigan, Professor of Medicine at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University Division of Infectious Disease. Dr. Flanigan has spent much of his career working with HIV and Ebola patients.
  • Chris Lowney, Vice chair of the board of CommonSpirit Health, America’s largest nonprofit health system in the US with $29 Billion in revenues and more than 150,000 employees.
  • Ramón Tallaj, Chairman of SOMOS Community Care, a network of over 2,500 physicians in the Bronx, Queens, Manhattan, and Brooklyn who have come together to ensure better health care for Medicaid members.
  • Michael Cappello, Professor of Pediatrics, Microbial Pathogenesis, and Public Health at the Yale School of Medicine. Director of Yale Africa Initiative
  • Luca Revelli, Professor at the Department of Medical and surgical sciences of the Catholic University of Italy  (Sacro Cuore). Endocrine Surgery at the Agostino Gemelli University Polyclinic (Rome).
  • José María Simón, Former president of the World Federation of Catholic Medical Associations. Doctor in medicine and surgery.
  • Leticia Soberón, Co-founder of Dontknow.net. Member of the Vatican Dicastery for Communications. Member of the board iMisión,
  • Antonio Gioacchino Spagnolo, Professor of Bioethics, Coordinator of the Section of Bioethics and Medical Humanities Department of Healthcare Surveillance and Bioethics School of Medicine Università Cattolica Sacro Cuore Rome (Italy).
  • Rodrigo Guerra, Member of the Pontifical Academy of Life (Vatican). Founder of the Centro de Investigación Social Avanzada (CISAV).
  • Concepció Mestres Miralles, Professor and Dean, Health Science, Ramon Llull University (Barcelona).
  • Michele Sorice, Full Professor of Democratic Innovation, of Political Sociology and of Media Studies at LUISS University, where he is also director of the  Centre for Conflict and Participation Studies (CCPS).
  • Francesc Torralba, Director Ethos Chair, Ramon Llull University.
  • Fr. Alberto Carrara LC, Member of the Pontifical Academy for Life, Director of the Research Group in Neurobioethics of the Regina Apostolorum University of Rome, Professor of Neuroethics at the Faculty of Psychology of the European University of Rome, and Fellow of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics and Human Rights.
  • Justo Aznar Lucea, Director of the Institute of Life Sciences of the Catholic University of Valencia 
  • Jordi Serrano Pons, Founder and CEO of UniversalDoctor and Epidemics.