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AIDS 2024, the 25th International AIDS Conference

Ricardo Baptista Leite

Ricardo Baptista Leite

Ricardo Baptista Leite

The International Digital Health and AI Research Collaborative (I-DAIR), Switzerland 

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Ricardo Baptista Leite is a Portuguese-Canadian medical doctor with extensive experience in global health, health systems and science-based policy making. Before joining I-DAIR, Ricardo served four terms as a Member of Parliament in Portugal on both health and foreign affairs committees. Ricardo is a city councillor in Sintra and previously served as Deputy Mayor of Cascais. He is also the founder and President of the UNITE Parliamentarians Network for Global Health, a network of current and former policy makers from more than 95 countries. With more than 15 years of academic experience, he is Chair of the Centre for Global Health at NOVA University Information Management and Data Science School. He completed postgraduate studies at Johns Hopkins University, Harvard Kennedy School of Government and Harvard Medical School. Previously, Ricardo was a practicing physician for seven years; this included a five-year infectious diseases residency and an internship at the World Health Organization