Arash Rashidian

Arash Rashidian

Organisation: Eastern Mediterranean Region, World Health Organization

Role: Director of Information, Evidence and Research

Twitter: @ArashRashidian

Since May 2015, Dr Arash Rashidian is the Director of Information, Evidence and Research in the Eastern Mediterranean Region of the World Health Organization in Cairo, Egypt. He is a Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Department of Health Management and Economics, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

He has an established career in health policy and systems development and research. His areas of interest are financing, coverage and purchasing policies, organization of primary care and hospital services, pharmaceutical policies, quality of care. Over the past ten years, he has been closely involvement in national and international health and research policies, including consultancies in countries in Asia, Africa and Europe, and membership of advisory and policy making committees.

Professor Rashidian has supervised several PhD students (and many MSc/MPH students), has taught at post-graduate level, has co-authored over 100 research papers, has been an editor of prestigious journals, and has had honorary academic positions at high-rank universities in three countries.

He has as acted as a methodological advisor to the National Collaborating Centre for Acute Care (affiliated to NICE, UK), Lecturer at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (UK), founding Director of National Institute of Health Research (Iran) and Deputy Chancellor for Public Health and Primary Care of TUMS (Iran). He has received his MD degree from the Tehran University of Medical Sciences and his PhD from the University of York. He is married and has two daughters.