Verónica Irene Schoj, MD

Vice President, Food and Nutrition Policy

Verónica Irene Schoj, MD

Dr. Verónica Schoj is Vice President, Food and Nutrition Program, providing overall leadership and oversight of several global initiatives related to nutrition, including advocacy efforts in 32 low- and middle-income countries across the world. She leads efforts to position GHAI as a thought leader to reduce the burden of diet-related death and disease by promoting policies that decrease the consumption of ultra-processed food and beverages and improve equitable access to nutritious food.

Veronica brings 25 years of experience working in advocacy, research and policy promotion in the field of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs). From 2017 to 2019 she was the National Director of Health Promotion and NCDs Control at the Ministry of Health of Argentina. From 2007 to 2017, Dr. Schoj co-founded and served as Executive Director of FIC Argentina, an NGO working on advocacy in NCDs. Previously, she was at the Family Medicine Department of the Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires, where she worked as a family doctor, with a special focus on NCDs programs in primary care. Dr. Schoj is an author of more than 40 papers in peer-reviewed journals and she is the recipient of multiple awards and distinctions, including: the 2012 Judy Wilkenfeld Award for Tobacco Control Excellence; the 2018 distinction of the Observatory of the Right to Health of the School of Law of the University of Buenos Aires; the 2018 Bloomberg Philanthropies Award for Global Tobacco Control and the 2019 Recognition of the Health Commission of the Senate-National Parliament of Argentina.

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