Silvana Luciani

Unit chief, noncommunicable disease, Pan American Health Organization
Silvana_Luciani

Silvana Luciani

Unit chief, noncommunicable disease, Pan American Health Organization

Biography

Silvana Luciani is a public health professional who has led international and national health programs on cancer prevention and control, tobacco control, and nutrition.  At the Pan American Health Organization, she works with Ministries of Health in Latin America and the Caribbean to better understand the burden of noncommunicable diseases (NCD) and to establish evidence-based NCD programs. She has been advocating for and assisting governments to improve policies and services for NCD prevention, screening and early detection, and palliative care, and promoting innovative public health strategies for NCD prevention and control. She has been leading several multi-sector initiatives with governments and civil society organizations throughout the region that have helped to raise awareness and build capacity for NCDs, and for women’s cancers.

Prior to international work, Silvana was with the Canadian federal government, directing national health promotion programs, including leading a task force to create the Canadian Strategy for Cancer Control.  She has a master’s of health science degree in community health from the University of Toronto.

Sessions as a Speaker

Slow-Motion Epidemics: The Global Threat of Chronic Disease

28 October 2017
10:45 am – 12:00 pm
  • Marriott Marquis