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ELPAT Organ Trade and Trafficking WG Chair

Dr. Ana Manzano is the Chair of the ELPAT Organ Trade and Trafficking Working Group.

Dr. Manzano is an Associate Professor of Public Policy at the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom. With over 15 years of experience in healthcare evaluation and user-led decision-making, she is a senior applied social scientist. Her areas of expertise include theory-driven evaluation, advanced qualitative methods, and their application in mixed-methods studies. Dr. Manzano has an extensive publication record that encompasses topics such as evaluation quality standards, organ donation, organ trafficking, and the intricacies of user decision-making in healthcare. Notably, she is credited with introducing the concept of ‘organ laundering,’ a term now widely utilised in the policy literature related to organ trade and transplantation abroad.