Nylca J. Muñoz is an Adjunct Professor in the Health Law LLM Program at the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico School of Law. She holds a doctorate in Public Health with a specialty in Social Determinants of Health from the University of Puerto Rico. Her work explores the health systems crises under the colonial context of Puerto Rico and the mechanisms through which the territory has distanced and has been distanced from the recognition and protection of the right to health. She also collaborates with Puerto Rico’s Climate Change Experts and Advisors Committee in developing the health section of the Adaptation, Mitigation, and Resiliency Plan for the archipelago of Puerto Rico. In addition, she is a mentor for the Justice in Health Probono Section at the University of Puerto Rico School of Law, teaches a public health elective course that she developed for undergraduate students at the University of Puerto Rico Humacao Campus, and is the health sector representative in Puerto Rico’s Citizens Commission for an Integral Audit of the Public Credit.
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