Scientific and Board Advisor – PhD, MPH

Dr. Shadi Saleh is Founding Director of the Global Health Institute (GHI) at the American University of Beirut (AUB). In addition, he is a Professor of Health Systems and Financing. Previously, he served as an Associate Vice President for Health Affairs and as the Chairman of the Department of Health Management at Policy at AUB; and as a Professor of Health Systems at the State University of New York (SUNY). Dr. Saleh’s areas of expertise are in evidence-based decision-making in health care, economic evaluations and health system financing. He has a track record of providing innovative solutions in the health care industry, including the pharmaceutical sector. He has published over 100 peerreviewed papers and commissioned reports, including publications in the Lancet, American Journal of Public Health and Medical Care among others. Dr. Saleh is an elected board member of the Consortium of Universities in Global Health. He co-leads the Health Systems and Rebuilding Thematic Group in the Lancet Commission on Syria. He is also a Head of Delegation for the M8 Alliance. Dr. Saleh served as an appointed member of the National Emergency Social Protection Project and the Committee on Universal Health Coverage with the Ministry of Public Health in Lebanon. He also serves as a World Bank, WHO and UN advisor for health care financing policy and system strengthening projects. Shadi Saleh holds a PhD in Health Policy (minor in health care finance) from the University of Iowa and a Masters of Public Health (health services administration) and a BS from AUB.

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