Fadi El-Jardali, MPH PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Health Policy at the American University of Beirut (AUB), an Evidence-to-Policy Fellow (supported by the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research), and an investigator with the Program in Policy Decision-Making at McMaster University. His principal research interests include health policymaking analysis and knowledge translation, health human resources, quality of care and accreditation, and performance reporting. He is a member of core team for the monitoring and evaluation of knowledge translation (KT) platforms, and a recipient of the Global Health Leadership Award for his program of work on evidence- informed health policies in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, which will help mobilize action for the World Health Organization sponsored Evidence Informed Policy Networks (EVIPNet) in the region.
He teaches graduate courses on policy and decision making in healthcare, governance in healthcare, health management and policy, strategic planning, quality management, and accreditation. He delivers capacity-building modules in many countries in the MENA region on topics related health policy making, communication with policymakers, evidence-informed polices, health systems research methodologies, and quality management.
Dr. El-Jardali has worked with several policy analysis organizations, such as the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Health Canada and the Health Council of Canada. He worked also as a hospital director in Lebanon. He is the founding member of the Middle East and North Africa Health Policy Forum and a member of its board of trustees. He is the chair of the Faculty Advisory Committee for the Program on Research, Advocacy and Public Policy in the Arab World at Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs, the chair of the Lebanese Hospital Performance Scorecard System (LHQPSS), and a member of several committees and research groups including the World Health Organization (WHO) expert group on health workforce and Accreditation Canada’s international advisory committee. He is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for the Health Policy and Planning Journal.
He holds a PhD in Public Policy from Carleton University, an MPH from the American University of Beirut, and a BSc from the Lebanese American University.