Sergio Koifman was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1950, and graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ) in 1974. As a Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) Fellow, he obtained in 1978 the M.S. degree in social medicine from the Xochimilco Autonomous University of Mexico in Mexico City. In 1988, he obtained the Ph.D. degree in preventive medicine at the Sao Paulo University (USP). In 1991-1993, he received a fellowship from the International Union for Cancer Control (UICC) to pass a postdoctoral training in cancer epidemiology at the School of Occupational Health, McGill University, Montreal, Canada. Since 1978, he has been working in research and teaching activities at the Department of Epidemiology at the National School of Public Health, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ), Ministry of Health of Brazil, in Rio de Janeiro. He was one of the organizers of the Environment and Public Health Postgraduation Program at FIOCRUZ, which he coordinates since 2006. His main academic interests include the areas of cancer epidemiology and environmental epidemiology.
Biography Updated on 4 September 2011