Nísia Trindade Lima holds a Ph.D. in Sociology and a master’s degree in Political Science. She has authored books and articles with an emphasis on Brazilian social thinking, history of ideas in public health, and the Brazilian construction of the National State. She is the President of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation – FIOCRUZ since 2017 and the first woman to occupy this position in its 120 years of history. She established a FIOCRUZ’s Strategy of the 2030 SDG Agenda, and is member of the WHO Advisory Committee for the Research, Development, Innovation, and Access Accelerator of the Global Action Plan for Healthy Lives and Well-Being. She also participated in the International Steering Committee (ISC) of the Nairobi Summit on ICPD25, and supported FIOCRUZ activities that contribute to the ECOSOC – High-Level Political Forum for Sustainable Development on different themes.
Nísia Trindade Lima is in the forefront response to the COVID-19 Pandemics from its early stages. She participated in the two editions of the WHO Global Research and Innovation Forum, in February and July, and coordinates institutional efforts in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. She is also co-chair of the Economic Recovery Steering Group, one of five steering groups created to assist in the development of a United Nations Research Roadmap for the recovery of COVID-19.