About Us

About ILSI 

On May 27, 2014, in the city of San Jose, the process for the constitution of the regional organization ILSI Mesoamerica with legal identification number 3-002-685905 was concluded. In this act, the corresponding Act was signed with the participation of five Costa Rican universities and ten founding industrial partners of the regional business area.

The International Life Sciences Institute for its acronym in English ILSI corresponds to a global, non-governmental, non-profit, with high scientific credibility, established in 1978 and which aims to promote a space for dialogue and scientific exchange between academics, the state, and the industry. It also sponsors and supports research, meetings, publications, and seminars that seek solutions to problems involving public health in the region.

ILSI is a global network of public and private sector scientists working together to provide science that improves public health and human well-being, as well as safeguarding the environment. This joint work aims to identify emerging challenges in the areas of public health and nutrition, water and food safety, harmonization of policies and procedures, and the promotion of scientific dialogue among experts from different sectors of society.

ILSI Mesoamerica is an association authorized to act in the territories of Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean, whose purpose is to promote all the activities necessary to meet the challenges that are discovered in the region and that is attached to ILSI Global allows us to have access to experts from all the branches spread throughout the world.

Being an organization that generates, collects, analyzes, and disseminates science on issues of public health, welfare, and the environment.

To be a reference to a high scientific level in the subjects related to public health, welfare, and the environment.

At the 2016 General Assembly, all ILSI subsidiaries worldwide made the decision to establish a series of mandatory policies for their operation that guarantee their transparency. Here we present them:

Board of Trustees: 


Gabriela Ortiz
Scanco Tecnología

Industrial Partners: 

Academy Institutions:

Strategic Alliances: 


If you wish to contact ILSI Mesoamerica, you can do so through the following contacts:

Dra. Hannia León León
Executive Director

Phone: (506) 2244-5315
E-mail: executivedirector@ilsimesoamerica.org

Dra. Dahiana Quesada Quesada
Administrative assistant

Phone: (506) 2244-5315
E-mail:  dahiana.quesada@ilsimesoamerica.org

Dra. Vanessa Marín Quesada
Administrative assistant

Teléfono (Phone): (506) 2244-5315
Correo (E-mail):  vanessa.marin@ilsimesoamerica.org