Investing in Health: A New Tool to Improve Health Outcomes in Puerto Rico

January 12, 2023
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On Thursday, January 12, 2023, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, in partnership with the Puerto Rico Public Health Trust, held an in-person-only event on a new tool to improve population health in Puerto Rico. The event focused on how investments addressing the social determinants of health could lead to better population health outcomes in Puerto Rico.

Event Details

Date & Time
January 12, 2023
9:30 am – 11:50 am AST (Pre-event breakfast begins at 9:00 am)

Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino
1309 Ashford Avenue
Condado, San Juan


This in-person event was open to the public.


This event was open to the media. All remarks were on the record. The event was not recorded. For media inquiries, please contact Ellen Simon at Ellen.Simon@ny.frb.org.

9:00am-9:30am Breakfast and Networking
9:30am-9:40am Opening Remarks

Marianyoly Ortiz-Ortiz, Executive Director, Puerto Rico Public Health Trust

Tony Davis, Director of Community Outreach & Health, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
9:40am-10:10am Big Picture: Puerto Rico Health Trends

Rose Díaz García, MS, Program Evaluator, Puerto Rico Department of Health
10:10am-10:40am Overview: Social Determinants of Health

Mariela Alvarado Ortiz, MPH, DrPHc, Epidemiologist, Puerto Rico Public Health Trust
10:40am-11:00am Overview: Investing in Public Health

Dr. Dave Chokshi, Clinical Professor of Population Health, NYU; former New York City Health Commissioner
11:00am-11:45am Panel Discussion

Moderator: Francisco J. Rodriguez-Castro, President & CEO, Birling Capital Advisors, LLC

Dr. Heriberto A. Marín Centeno, Professor, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Puerto Rico

Myrna Rivera, Founder & Senior Advisor, Consultiva Wealth Management, Corp.

Dr. José Novoa-Loyola, Chief Medical Officer, Triple-S Insurance

11:45am-11:50am Closing Remarks


Mariela Alvarado Ortiz
MPH, DrPHc, Epidemiologist
Puerto Rico Public Health Trust

Dr. Dave Chokshi
Clinical Professor of Population Health
New York University
Former New York City Health Commissioner

Tony Davis
Director of Community Outreach & Health
Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Rose Díaz García
MS, Program Evaluator
Puerto Rico Department of Health

Dr. Heriberto A. Marín Centeno
Professor, Graduate School of Public Health
University of Puerto Rico

Dr. José Novoa-Loyola
Chief Medical Officer
Triple-S Insurance

Marianyoly Ortiz-Ortiz
Executive Director
Puerto Rico Public Health Trust

Myrna Rivera
Founder & Senior Advisor
Consultiva Wealth Management, Corp.

Francisco J. Rodriguez-Castro
President & CEO
Birling Capital Advisors, LLC


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