Rui Portugal, MD. MSc. Public Health Specialist. PhD Candidate in Health Policy and Administration at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, US. He was born in Espinho, Aveiro on the 8th of July 1963. He is married and father of five children. He is the Coordinator of the National Health Plan at the Ministry of Health (General Directorate of Health), Director of the Public Health Residence and Health Authority in Lisbon. Previously he was the President of the Executive Board of the Regional Health Administration of Lisbon and Tagus Valley and member of the Executive Board of the National Institute of Health in Portugal. He founded and was the President of Doctors of the World in Portugal as well as President of the Federation of Non-Governmental Organizations of Development of Portugal. He teaches at the Institute of Preventive Medicine Preventive Medicine of the Medical School at the University of Lisbon and at the Catholic University of Lisbon. He has a graduation as Master of Science in Public Health Medicine from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (University of London). He also has a Post-Graduation in Hospital Administration from the National School of Public Health in Lisbon and a Post-Graduation in Public Health and Tropical Medicine from the Institute of Tropical Medicine of Lisbon. He teaches different subjects: Preventive Medicine, Public Health, Health Policy and Administration, and Health and Clinical Governance. He was a member of the master course council in Health Management and at the post-graduation course council in Humanitarian Medicine at the University of Lisbon. He was a Teacher Fellow and Research Assistant at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – School of Public Health in Health Services Organization. He is particularly involved in research in Migrant Health and in Health Services Research – Hospital Performance and Health Impact. He is affiliated with several professional and non-professional (ex. Catholic) organizations.