Isabel DE LA MATA
Principal Advisor with Special Interest in Public Health,
DG Health and Consumers, European Commission
Isabel de la Mata was born in Bilbao (Spain). She graduated in Medicine at the
University of Basque Country in 1983 and holds post-graduate degrees from the
University of Leuven and Paris VI.
She is specialist in Preventive Medicine and Public
She worked at the Ministry of Health of Spain and at the Regional Departments of
Health in the Basque Country and in Madrid.
She has an experience working with
International Organisations, such as the WHO, Pan American Health Organisation
and Inter-American Development Bank.
From 2004 until February 2008 she worked at the Permanent Representation of
Spain to the EU.
Since 1 March 2008 she works as Principal Adviser for Public Health at Directorate
SANCO - Health & Consumers.