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Center for Information on Public Health Decisions

CENIDSP was created to deliver products and services based on scientific public health research to different actors of society, including government officials, academic researchers, health professionals and the general public. The center's activities focus on translating and disseminating scientific evidence-based knowledge to promote effective decision-making, policy formulation, human resources training and healthy lifestyles. CENIDSP uses advanced technologies to develop information systems that aid in the planning, operation, monitoring and evaluation of health systems.


Center for Evaluation and Surveys Research

The Center for Evaluation and Surveys Research (CIEE) is dedicated to the comprehensive evaluation of health and social development programs and interventions, the research on public health topics applying quantitative methods, and to the design, implementation and analysis of surveys on health and other wellbeing related issues.CIEE’s activities are aimed to generate evidence on the effectiveness and efficiency of policies, programs and interventions to inform decision making in the health and social sectors. These activities are organized in five areas:

  • Comprehensive evaluation of health and social programs and policies, including impact evaluation
  • Performance Evaluation of the health system and policies
  • Económic evaluation of health interventions, oriented to resources optimization
  • Research on public health topics applying economics and statistics methods
  • Human resources capacity building
CIEE seek to respond to the growing demand of governments, donors, and the civil society in making decisions based on rigorous evidence.


Center for Nutrition and Health Research

CINyS was created to identify population health problems resulting from poor nutrition and develop food programs. CINyS research focuses on the causes of malnutrition for specific groups of the Mexican population, the implementation of food programs, and the effects of the nutrition transition on growth, obesity and chronic disease. Also, the CINyS works with the SSA to create public health policies and provide information at the federal and state levels to develop specific actions to improve nutrition. The CINyS focuses its efforts on researching the causes of poor nutrition and improving health systems through research, service and teaching.



Center for Infectious Diseases Research

CISEI's mission is to comprehensively study infectious diseases and promote active participation in the biotechnology revolution in order to develop new diagnostic and control procedures. The CISEI aims to increase applied public health research in the region, develop innovative methodologies for epidemiological surveillance, and create new disease prevention and control measures.


Center for Population Health Research

CISP has the objectives of contributing to the knowledge and control of priority health problems, designing effective strategies to organize health services, and promoting the development of the field of public health. The CISP has a core group of academic researchers who have developed a broad portfolio of research projects that promote excellence in public health practice.


Center for Health Systems Research

CISS is engaged in research, education and services to attain health equity in Mexico and throughout the world. Health systems understanding has become relevant as the forms to finance, sustain and organize health care have been recognized as determinants of health improvement that may guarantee good quality health care and financial protection for all.
CISS provides the Mexican Health Ministry with technical and scientific consulting and support regarding intra- and inter-sector decisions and actions, as well as strategic support for Mexican states' health services that require regulatory and organizational oversight and interventions.


Regional Center for Public Health Research

CRISP is located in the southern region of Mexico, Tapachula, Chiapas, and is focused on vector-borne diseases (SVET) and regional pandemics as well as other priority areas of this region. The CRISP focuses on two research lines: prevention and control of vector-borne diseases and environmental health. It also provides diagnostic services for malaria, insecticides evaluation and pest control. Among its objectives are to identify and define strategic partners in the region; promote the research, teaching and service in the national and international context; train professionals for excellence in the field of in vector-borne diseases; assess public health needs; and produce knowledge to improve health.


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