Center for Research on Health in Latin America

The Center for Research on Health in Latin America (CISeAL) was the result of collaborations between the Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador and the  Infectious and Tropical Diseases Institute  (ITDI) at Ohio University that aimed at developing biomedical and biological research, epidemiological surveillance activities, and training and educational programs in Ecuador. The Center grew from an identified need for more research capacity for such initiatives within the country.

Our mission at CISeAL is to serve as an international platform for scientific engagement that creates opportunities to advance knowledge, enrich education, and improve health.

Our approach is driven by five strategic priorities that are advanced through our research initiatives and educational programs, and implemented at a local and national scale.