Dr Alejandro Cravioto, a Mexican national earned his PhD degree in 1981 from the University of London, UK; MD degree in 1973 from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City; Diploma in Tropical Public Health with distinction in 1977 from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine; UK; and Residency in Pediatrics during 1973-1976 in the National Institute of Pediatrics, Mexico City, Mexico. Before joining Global Evaluative Sciences in Seattle, Washington, as a Senior Scientist, Dr. Cravioto was the Executive Director of the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research (icddr,b) in Dhaka, Bangladesh, from 2005 to 2012 and the Chief Scientific Officer of the International Vaccine Institute in Seoul, Republic of Korea from 2012 to 2014. Before these positions, Dr Cravioto was the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México in Mexico City. Dr Cravioto has authored more than 190 publications both in English and Spanish. He is an Honorary Professor in the Universidad Ricardo Palma in Lima, Perú, the Universidad del Nordeste in Corrientes, Argentina and the University of Cape Town in South Africa. His work has contributed to the understanding on how bacteria that cause disease attach to intestinal surfaces and on how diarrheal diseases affect the growth, development and nutritional status of infants and children living in less developed areas of the world.