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Global Healthcare Conversations with Mieko Perez ft. Dr. Jaime Claudio

Dr. Jaime Claudio is an Ad-Honorem Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Puerto Rico Medical School. He studied chemical engineering, biochemistry and psychology at the Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of Wisconsin in Madison.

After completing his medical degree and specialty in family medicine at the University of Puerto Rico, he was awarded a scholarship for postgraduate training in medical education at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.

His main professional endeavors include the teaching, research and clinical implementation of integrative humanistic primary care services, medical news communication and scientific literacy initiatives to foster scientific reasoning and behavioral change that foster longevity and wellness.

He is currently serving as director of an educational COVID Task force with a strong presence in TV and social media, COSACOPR.ORG (Coalición Sabiduría Covid-19) which will eventually become the Coalición Salubrista Comunitaria, tackling a broad range of topics that can promote well being and happiness in Puerto Rico and eventually throughout the world.

In 1988, he established the first multidisciplinary research clinic for the management of obesity in Puerto Rico, treating more than 400 patients in the subsequent three years. From 1995-96 he was Director of the Center for Learning Resources and Medical Informatics at the UPR School of Medicine and Consultant to the Dean of Academics Affairs for Informatics, Telemedicine and Consumer Education Initiatives. He also collaborated in the curricular innovations fostering problem-based learning and the use of computer resources for continued medical education. Dr. Claudio created the first Internet Literacy Courses for Physicians in Puerto Rico and the first bilingual consumer health site. He authored a biweekly medical television news update program at WAPA TV and TELE-ONCE TV for 16 years from 1983 to 1999.

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