American University of Beirut

Fadi El-Jardali

Fadi El-Jardali is Professor of Health Policy and Systems and former Chairperson of the Health Policy and Management Department (HMPD) at the Faculty of Health Sciences. He is also the Founder and the 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) at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon. He is an adjunct professor at the Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact at McMaster University in Canada.
Dr. El Jardali holds a PhD in Public Policy (2003) from Carleton University in Canada.
Dr. El Jardali 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 is a recipient of the Global Health Leadership Award and has been elected twice to the Board of Health Systems Global Society. He is the co-chair of the Global health system Research Symposium (HSR) 2020. He is also 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 and a formal member of its board of trustees. He is co-editor in chief for HARPS Journal and also a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for the Health Policy and Planning Journal. He is a member of the Global Steering Committee for the WHO Evidence-Informed Policy Network (EVIPNet). He is an appointed member of the Wellcome Trust Joint Health System Research Initiative Committee. He is a certified accreditation surveyor with Accreditation Canada and a certified ISQUA surveyor with the International Society for Quality in Healthcare.


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 has been leading several initiatives and projects in several countries and regions. He has published in international and regional peer review and high impact factor journals.


Health Policy, Governance, Health Systems, Quality of Care, Knowledge Translation, Performance Improvement


Health Policy and System

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