Fadi El-Jardali

Professor of Health System Policy System Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Beirut. Lebanon


Professor Fadi El-Jardali (PhD, MPH) is a recognized senior expert with extensive international and regional experience and multidisciplinary background in health policy, systems and management. He held several senior management and policy positions in the public and private sector. He is also a Professor of Health Systems and Policy, Chair of the Health Management and Policy Department, Founder & Director of the Knowledge to Policy (K2P) Center; Director of the World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center for Evidence-Informed Policy and Practice; Co-Director of the Center for Systematic Reviews in Health Policy and Systems Research (SPARK); and co-lead for the Global Evidence Synthesis Initiative (GESI) Secretariat at the American University of Beirut. He is also a part-time Professor at McMaster University in Canada. He is also the Co-Editor in Chief for Health Research, Policy and Systems (HARPS) Journal.
He has worked and held senior positions with policy analysis related organizations such as the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (as Hospital Consultant), Federal department of health / Health Canada (as Senior Policy Advisor) and the Health Council of Canada (as Health Economist and Program Manager). He was also a hospital CEO.
Dr El-Jardali is a recipient of the Global Health Leadership Award and was elected twice to the Board of Health Systems Global Society. He is a recipient of the Fellowship on Evidence-Informed Policy from the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research. He is the founding member of the MENA Health Policy Forum. He is a member of the Global Steering Committee for the WHO Evidence-Informed Policy Network (EVIPNet).
He led and directed several multi-country initiatives and projects in several countries including in the East Mediterranean, Asia and Africa. He has published extensively (more than 100) in international peer review and impact factor journals in addition to book, book chapters, and knowledge translation products.
He has a master of Public Health and PhD. in Public Policy from Carleton University in Canada