Paola Maria Sesia She is a tenured professor-researcher at the ciesas-South Pacific. She is a historian, medical anthropologist and health specialist, with a doctorate in sociocultural anthropology and a master's degree in public health. Her areas of expertise include maternal, neonatal and reproductive health, maternal and infant mortality, as well as nutrition issues. Her interests stem from a perspective that contemplates public policies in health, social inequality, structural violence and human rights, with a particular focus on the health of indigenous peoples. She has coordinated the publication of eight books and has published more than forty articles or chapters. She has been regional director of ciesas-She has been a member of the National System of Researchers since 2003. She has been a member of the National System of Researchers since 2003.