Current Work

Kuri is a geriatric physician and part-time teacher in the technological career of integral care for the elderly at Pontificia Universidad Católica Sede Ibarra. She is interested in developing programs that serve older people living with dementia, especially in indigenous people in poverty conditions.  

Personal Hero

My mother

Words of Strength

Change starts at the local community


Kuri believes we must stop thinking that getting old means getting sick. She wants to highlight the presence of the indigenous population in Ecuador because their aging is experienced differently from others, and it is important to consider these differences. 


As a geriatrician, Kuri’s main tasks are to comprehensively evaluate patients, control the risk factors for dementia, and train the caregivers.


As an Atlantic Fellow, Kuri’s objective is to create working groups with the central government and to develop programs that serve older people living with dementia.


In Ecuador, dementia is an underdiagnosed disease, especially in the indigenous populations. Kuri’s interest is to diagnose and provide a neurocognitive rehabilitation plan to vulnerable groups, such as indigenous people who are a group with a different reality when aging.

Education & Experience

Kuri received her medical school training from the Escuela Latinoamericana de Medicina, Cuba. She received her specialty in Geriatrics and Gerontology from Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador.

Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI)
Atlantic Fellow for Equity in Brain Health
Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador
Geriatrics and Gerontology
Escuela Latinoamericana de Medicina, Cuba


Near FM

Atlantic, Pacific and Beyond: Cindy Weinstein, Adolfo Garcia and Kuri Tituana

Global Equity

November 23, 2021