Belén Rios was a consultant at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, with expertise in healthy food environments and sexual and reproductive health.
Rios began her career in human rights with her professional practice at Center for Legal and Social Studies – CELS, continuing her work in a free legal aid clinic in a poor neighborhood of the City of Buenos Aires. Formerly, Rios was the executive director of FIC Argentina, directing the legal work of the organization, researching public policies to prevent non-communicable diseases in Argentina, developing national and international advocacy strategies to promote effective regulations on tobacco control and healthy eating with a human rights perspective.
Rios was a member at the WHO Civil Society Working Group on Noncommunicable Diseases.
Rios held an Abogada degree from Universidad de Buenos Aires in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and an LL.M. in Global Health Law from Georgetown University Law Center.