Svetlana Doubova, MD, MSc., DSc., is the head of the Epidemiology and Health Services Research Unit at the Mexican Institute of Social Security. Dr. Doubova is a medical doctor and holds a Master of Science degree in Health Systems Research from the Institute of Public Health in México, and a degree of Doctor in Science from the Autonomous University of Mexico. She completed her postdoctoral training in International Health at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (2014-2015 Takemi Fellow). Dr. Doubova has been working as a health systems researcher since 2000.
Dr. Doubova has conducted socio-medical studies to understand better the health and social needs of vulnerable populations, such as children, pregnant women, older adults and cancer patients. She also has been working on evaluation of quality of healthcare and the development and testing of research-based innovative models of care aimed at improving the quality of healthcare. Dr. Doubova collaborates with researchers from Harvard Medical School and from the Inter-American Development Bank, primarily to evaluate the quality of healthcare. She is an author/co-author of more than 50 scientific articles published in peer-reviewed medical journals.