Rodrigo Pérez Ortega

2019-2020 Carter Center Mental Health Journalism Fellow Rodrigo Pérez Ortega
Latin America



Rodrigo Pérez Ortega is a journalist specializing in science, health and the environment. After completing his degree at the Universidad Autónoma de México (UNAM) in Biomedical Research with a specialization in neurosciences, he began his column “Sinapsis” in TecReview magazine. In 2016, he joined the founding team of Medscape en Español as Mexican correspondent and later, editor. In 2017, he was elected fellow of The Open Notebook, a specialized resource publication for scientific and environmental journalists. His work has appeared in The New York Times en EspañolThe Washington PostNatureScience, Science NewsKnowable MagazineThe San Jose Mercury NewsInside Science, ¿Cómo ves?, and Hábitat Ciencia, among others. Read some of Rodrigo’s fellowship work:


Mental health of Latin American migrants on the border of Mexico and the United States (joint project with Myriam Giselle Vidal Valero)