Fadi El-Jardali, PhD

Chair
Health Management and policy department and founder and director of the knowledge to policy (K2P) center

Professor Fadi El-Jardali 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 public and private sectors. He is also a tenured Professor of Health Systems and Policy, Chairman 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; and co-lead for the Global Evidence Synthesis Initiative (GESI) Secretariat at the American University of Beirut. Fadi El-Jardali is also a part-time Professor at McMaster University in Canada and the Co-Editor in Chief for Health Research, Policy and Systems (HARPS) Journal. Professor El-Jardali 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).
His research activities, publications and interest are focused on health policymaking, knowledge translation, governance, performance reporting for health systems and organizations, quality of care, accreditation, patient safety, and human resources for health. He led several multi-country initiatives and projects in several countries and regions. He has published in international and regional peer review, high impact factor journals.
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 articles) in international peer review and impact factor journals in addition to book, book chapters, and knowledge translation products.