J. Jaime Miranda, MD, MSc, PhD, FFPH, is Research Professor at the Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, and Director of the CRONICAS Center of Excellence in Chronic Diseases, both at Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH) in Lima, Peru. With >300 peer-reviewed publications, his work brings together epidemiological and health policy aspects of chronic non-communicable diseases in low- and middle-income countries with an emphasis on obesity, hypertension, diabetes, and mental health. Dr. Miranda has served as Councillor for Latin America & Caribbean of the International Epidemiological Association (2011-2014), as Co-Chair of the Joint Technical Steering Committee of the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (2012-2016), and Member of the Working Group of WHO Global Coordination Mechanism on the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases (WHO WCM/NCD) of the World Health Organization (2015-2016), and as President of the Advisory Committee on Health Research for the Pan American Health Organization, World Health Organization (2014-2016). He participates in the Steering Committee of the Emerging Leaders’ Presidential Initiative of the World Heart Federation. In 2012, he was elected as Fellow of Faculty of Public Health of the Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom. In 2014, he was listed as one of the 30 scientist under 40 who are redefining science in Latinamerican region. Professor Miranda trained in medicine at UPCH and earned a PhD in epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (UK). During 2020 he served as Visiting Professorial Fellow at The George Insitute for Global Health in Sydney, Australia.