Welcome Professor Fadi El-Jardali to the IJHPM Editorial Board

I am pleased to announce that Professor Fadi El-Jardali has joint the IJHPM Editorial Board. Professor Fadi El-Jardali is Director of the Knowledge to Policy (K2P) Center; Co-Director of the Center for Systematic Reviews in Health Policy and Systems Research (SPARK); Research Program Director for the Research, Advocacy and Public Policy (RAPP) Program in the Arab World at Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at AUB; and Associate Professor at the Department of Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics, McMaster University in Canada.

He has published extensively in international and regional peer reviewed high impact factor journals. He has more than 60 publications including articles, books and book chapters.

Prof El-Jardali has worked and held senior positions with policy analysis related organizations such as the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Federal department of health / Health Canada and the Health Council of Canada.

He is a consultant for many international and regional organizations including United Nations organizations such as the World Health Organization, the World Bank, UNICEF and UNFPA. He has served as an advisor and consultant to many of the ministries of health in the Middle East region. He has led major programs, initiatives and national studies and surveys in several countries in the Middle East, Europe and Africa. He has been a member of the Arab Health Award Judging Panel since 2010.

He is an Associate Editor for BMC Health Services Research Journal and also a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for the Health Policy and Planning Journal.

On behalf of the IJHPM Editorial Board members, I would like to warmly welcome him to the IJHPM.

Akram Khayatzadeh-Mahani

IJHPM Editor-in-Chief