Maria Cristina


Senior Regional Migration Health Advisor, Migration Health Division, IOM Regional Office for the EEA, the EU and NATO, Brussels – Belgium

Dr Maria Cristina Profili is an Italian Medical Doctor specialized in Infectious Diseases with a Master’s Degree in Primary Health Care Management and in Health Economics.
In August 2021 she joined the IOM as Senior Regional Migration Health Advisor in Brussels. Prior she joined WHO in 1999. Her last duty stations were as WHO Representative positions in Jordan (2014-2021); Turkey (2009-2019) and Ukraine (2006). She has more than 25 years of international experience, mostly with WHO. She served 3 WHO Regions (EURO, EMRO and SEARO)of which 15 years at Country level and 7 years at Regional level, leading and managing assignments in complex duty stations. She also worked in Egypt and Bosnia and Herzegovina to manage health systems programs.

Country of institution/residence
Regional Scope
Geographic Scope
Organization Type
International Organization
Thematic Area of Work
Migrant health and well-being
Migration governance and policies
Monitoring progress on SDGs, GCM and other global agreements