Natalia Acevedo Guerrero is a senior consultant with the Health and Human Rights Initiative at the O’Neill Institute, coordinating the work on reproductive rights.
Prior to joining the O’Neill Institute, Acevedo Guerrero was the leader of compliance and self-regulation of the Colombian Association of Integral Medicine Companies (ACEMI). She has also been the head of the Direction of Diversity Approach at the Secretary for Women of Bogotá, and the director of advocacy of Profamilia-Colombia, the biggest sexual and reproductive health clinic of Colombia. Previously, she worked at the National Health Superintendence Authority of Colombia.
Her experience includes international human rights law, disability rights and decision making, reproductive rights, the right to health of historically discriminated populations and ethical compliance in healthcare institutions. She is specially interested in the link between human rights and health services provision, as well as educating doctors and health professionals in a human rights framework.
Acevedo Guerrero is a Lawyer with a minor in History from Universidad de los Andes in Bogota, Colombia. She holds an LL.M. from McGill University that she pursued as a grantee of the Open Society Disability Rights Scholarship program. She also holds a Master of Arts in Bioethics and a Certificate in Latin American Studies from the University of Pittsburgh, where she attended as a Fulbright grantee from the program “Passport to Science.”