Amirhossein Takian (MD MPH PhD FHEA) is Chair and Professor at the Department of Global Health & Public Policy, and Vice-Dean for International Affairs at the School of Public Health (SPH)- Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS), Iran. He is also Advisor for Medical Education Reform and Member of the National Examination Board for Health Policy, Economics and Management, at the Ministry of Health and Medical Education (MOHME)- Iran. Amir is Chief Research Officer at the Health Equity Research Centre (HERC)- TUMS and TUMS’ focal point at M8 Alliance, serving as a member of World Health Summit (WHS) Executive Committee since 2017, and Secretary of 7th World Health Summit Regional Meeting, 2019. From 2013-2018, he was Deputy for International Organizations at the MOHME-Iran, overseeing the relationship between Iran and global organizations, i.e. WHO, UNDP, UN, UNICEF, UNFPA, etc. Dr. Takian is a member of National Committee for Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases, MOHME, Iran; member of National Academy of Medical Sciences, Iran; member of Steering Committee for National Health Assembly- Iran; member of advisory committee on health information technology (HIT), AcademyHealth- USA; member of editorial board at the International Journal of Health Policy and Management; and Associate Editor at the International Journal of Public Health.
A physician by training, Prof. Takian has a track record research in health policy analysis in the field of primary care, global health, non-communicable diseases, universal health coverage, and ehealth. Amir has published over 75 peer reviewed journal articles, 12 books, 2 book chapters, and 8 commissioned national and international reports. He has been a principal investigator in several collaborative research projects at the national and international levels, with the value equivalent to over six million Euro. Amir has supervised over 25 MSc and 18 PhD students. Dr. Takian is a lifetime fellow of Higher Education Academy of the United Kingdom.