Research Professor at the National Institute of Public Health (INSP), deputy coordinator of the INSP’s Master’s degree in health science concentrating in the area of health economics, and member of the National System of Researchers (Level I) of the Science and Technology Council of Mexico. His areas of interest include economic development, poverty and health, social protection in health, and applied statistics.
He has published 36 scientific articles in scientific journals, 14 papers and 7 books / book chapters. He has collaborated with various institutions, including: UNDP, the United Nations Population Fund, the Inter-American Development Bank, the National Human Rights Commission of Mexico, the Director General of Performance Evaluation at Mexico’s Ministry of Health, CIDE, California University - Los Angeles, and the Iberoamericana University in Mexico City.
Edson has a Master’s in economics from the Center for Economic Research and Teaching (CIDE), is a specialist in applied statistics for the Institute of Research in Applied Mathematics and Systems (IIMAS) at the Nacional Autónoma University of Mexico (UNAM), and economist for the Agraria la Molina National University in Peru.
Respiratory and gastrointestinal infections, dehydration, and injuries resulting from accidents are just some of the most common health issues suffered by irregular Central American migrants in transit through Mexico, who are perceived as a health risk to society.