Project Teams

Project Teams



Epaminondas La Bella – WHO Knowledge Translation Manager

Epa is a science communication professional with work experience in communications within the context of scientific projects related to healthcare and public health. He has professional experience in different domains of science communication, varying from video editing, post-production, and graphic design to communication strategy planning and implementation. Epa has contributed to the COVID-19 Evidence Collection project of Evidence Aid as an intern for the Italian translations.

Cristián Mansilla – Senior Research Manager, PAHO Resilient Health Systems collection

Cristián is currently a PhD student in the Health Policy program at McMaster University, and a research assistant at the McMaster Health Forum. He dedicated an important part of his professional career to supporting health policy making processes, using the best available research evidence. Through his work in this field, he contributed to the development and implementation of several policies at the Ministry of Health in Chile. He also founded and led the Evidence-Informed Policy Making Unit at the Ministry of Health in that country. He has contributed to close the gap between evidence production and uses by collaborating in important international projects and initiatives, such as EVIPNet and COVID-END.

Yasmeen Saeed – Junior Researcher, PAHO Resilient Health Systems Collection

Yasmeen is a current MA candidate in the field of Health Policy and Equity at York University. She became passionate about strengthening the health of vulnerable communities by understanding the health and social disparities experienced, and the public policies and structures in place that contributed to them. Her research interests include critical health policy, social justice, health and social service access, and health and human rights. She works with the PAHO Resilient Health Systems team as a junior researcher, writing and editing summaries on relevant systematic reviews and identifying knowledge and evidence gaps.