OECD Health Ministerial and High-Level Policy Forum


Carlos A. Grabois Gadelha


Secretary of Science, Technology, Innovation and Health Complex

Carlos Gadelha holds a PhD in Economics from the Economics Institute of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). Since January 2023, he is the Secretary of Science, Technology, Innovation and Health Complex of the Ministry of Health of Brazil. Additionally, since 2021, Gadelha is the Coordinator of the Center for Strategic Studies (CEE) at Fiocruz Foundation Antonio Ivo de Carvalho. He was Vice President of Health Production and Innovation at Fiocruz (2007 – 2011); Secretary of Regional Development Programs of the Ministry of National Integration (2003 – 2006); Secretary of Science and Technology and Strategic Inputs of the Ministry of Health (2011 – 2015); and Secretary of Development and Industrial Competitiveness at the Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade (2015 – 2016). Representative of the scientific community, appointed by the Brazilian Society for the Progress of Science (SBPC), on the Board of Directors of the National Fund for Scientific and Technological Development (FNDCT) from 2019 to the present date, and member of the Management Committee of the Sectoral Health Fund (CT-SAÚDE) from 2021 to the present date. He is the coordinator of the Professional Master's Degree in Policy and Management of Science, Technology and Innovation in Health at the Sergio Arouca National School of Public Health of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (ENSP/Fiocruz); professor and researcher at the Graduate Program in Public Health at the Department of Health Administration and Planning at ENSP/Fiocruz. A leader of the Research Group Development, Industrial Economic Complex and Innovation in Health, currently has more than 120 publications and is a Research Productivity Scholar PQ2 of the Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq).