Dr. Olga Sarmiento, MD, MPH, PhD
We were honoured to have Dr. Olga Sarmiento give a keynote presentation at our Congress.
Olga L. Sarmiento is a Professor of the Department of Public Health in the School of Medicine at Universidad de Los Andes (Bogotá, Colombia). Her transdisciplinary research focuses on the relationship among the built environment, policy, and physical activity, with emphasis on inclusive and sustainable community programs in Latin America. Dr. Sarmiento has been a board member of the “International Society of Physical Activity and Health” (ISPAH), the “Global Advocacy for Physical Activity” (GAPA), the “Urban Health Network for Latin America and the Caribbean” and the “International Society of Urban Health”. She is currently a researcher of the “Urban Health in Latin America” (SALURBAL) project, the “International Physical Activity, and Environment Network” (IPEN), the “International Study of Childhood Obesity, Lifestyle and the Environment” (ISCOLE), and the “Stanford-Colombia Collaboratory on Chronic Disease” (S-C3). She has received distinctions from the Ministry of Sports of Colombia and the Institute of Sports and Recreation of Bogotá (Colombia) for promoting healthy behaviors in Colombia through academic work.
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