Dr. Mark Barone holds a PhD in Human Physiology and two post-graduate diplomas, in Diabetes Education and in Communication. He has more than two decades of experience in public and global health, education, empowerment and advocacy, with studies and books published.
Mark is a former Global Health Leaders Fellow (2016-2019) – a program developed in a partnership between the Public Health Institute (PHI) and the Medtronic Foundation – and Technical Director at the PHI’s Brazilian chapter, where he developed sustainability and scalability plans for global and public health programs and oversaw HeartRescue Brazil and HealthRise Brazil. In 2017, he founded and since then has been coordinating the Intersectoral Forum to Fight NCDs in Brazil (ForumDCNTs), where the main stakeholders from different sectors meet to identify barriers and align strategies to achieve the SDG 3.4 in effective, sustainable, and scalable partnerships.
In addition to his work at the ForumDCNTs, he is currently Vice-President of the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), member of the Steering Committee of Life for a Child International (LFAC) and of the NCD-Lab-GCM/WHO, member of the IAPO’s Scientific Advisory Board, of the BMJ Patient Panel, and of the Advisory Panel at the Ramaiah International Centre for Public Health Innovations (RICPHI).