Who We Are

Two Oceans in Health (2OiH) is a Dominican health research enterprise, founded and led by recognized public health scientists, incorporating top-level academic background and methodological rigor, with decades of research experience focused on different levels of the Dominican health system, community health and related medical education activities.

Eddy Pérez Then, MD, MPH, MSPH, MBA, PhD.
2OiH President

Public health expert and Medical Doctor, with an MBA in International Health Management, at Frankfurt School of Finance and Management (2019), a PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies (2009) at the University of Miami, under the auspices of the Fogarty International Center and Research Program, and a Master of Sciences degree in Public Health (2004). He has been setting standards in clinical and public health research in the Dominican Republic over the past 25 years, focusing on HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and maternal and child health, among other public health priorities, while providing evidence for strategies aimed to improve health care practices and policies, both in the Dominican Republic and internationally. His experience in innovative medical education, as the founding Director of the O&Med Medical School, and the implementation of an integrated curriculum platform developed in alliance with Harvard Medical International, adds up to more than 25 years of accumulated contributions to top-level public health research, constructing a unique professional profile at the intersection of high-level management skills, academic excellence and research expertise, both in the Dominican Republic and international settings.

Marija Miric, MA, PhD.
2OiH Chief Executive Officer

Clinical psychologist (2001) with a Master in Research Methodology (2004), and a PhD in Social Psychology (2015). As a social scientist, with more than two decades of experience in public health research and medical education in the Dominican Republic, she has applied innovative qualitative and quantitative methodologies, promoting community-based participatory research to involve and empower local communities and hard-to-reach populations in addressing issues related to maternal and child health, infectious diseases, chronic health conditions, stigma, discrimination and human rights, among other health-related topics. Dr. Miric has also supported the development and implementation of the O&M Medical School integrated curriculum platform, in alliance with Harvard Medical International, establishing the 5-year Community Project longitudinal course, through long-term productive academia-community partnerships with underserved and migrant communities in the Dominican Republic. Her work has been funded by the Dominican Ministry of Health, USAID, UNICEF, UNAIDS, UNFPA, PAHO, World Vision, Family Health International, the Population Council, the French Agency for Research on AIDS (ANRS) and the World Bank, among other local and international agencies.

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