Speakers

Dr. Adnan Hyder (MD, MPH, PhD)

Senior Associate Dean for Research,
Professor of Global Health, and Director of the Center on Commercial Determinants of Health and the Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University, USA.

Dr. Adnan Hyder is Senior Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Global Health at the Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University, USA. For over 20 years, Dr. Hyder has worked to improve global health in low- and middle- income countries across Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East; and pioneered empirical work around ethics, injuries, health systems, and non-communicable diseases. He has conducted studies focusing on defining the epidemiological burden, understanding risk factors, exploring potential interventions, estimating economic impact, and appreciating the socio-cultural correlates of non-
communicable diseases and their risk factors around the world. Currently, he also serves as the founding Director of the Center on Commercial Determinants of Health at George Washington University.

Dr. Hyder has extensive experience leading large capacity development programs in low-middle income countries including several major training grants funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health. He has co-authored over 350 scientific peer-reviewed papers and numerous world reports with organizations like the World Bank, World Health Organization and UNICEF. Dr. Hyder has worked in over 85 countries around the world, served in leadership positions at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and has been an advisor to several internal organizations. Dr. Hyder received his M.D. from the Aga Khan University, Pakistan and obtained his MPH and Ph.D. in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University, USA.

Dr. Kabir Sheikh (MBBS MSc PhD)

Policy Advisor Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research Science Division, World Health Organization

Dr. Sheikh is an Indian public health scientist, specializing in health systems and policy. Through his career of 20 years he has worked to strengthen health systems in several low and middle-income countries, focusing on improving health governance for social equity and institutionalizing research use for policy. Currently, Dr. Sheikh works as Policy Advisor at the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research (AHPSR), a partnership hosted by WHO that works to support the generation and use of evidence to strengthen health systems in low and middle-income countries. He has been engaged in numerous global initiatives to advance and promote the field of health policy and systems research, including as Board Chair of Health Systems Global. Prior to joining the Alliance, he was Joint Director for Research and Policy at the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), New Delhi where he served for 10 years and helped establish India’s first National Knowledge Platform for health systems research, and Principal Fellow at the University of Melbourne. Dr Sheikh is a medical doctor (Delhi University) with a Masters in Public Health and a PhD in public health and policy (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine). He holds honorary professorships at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, the University of Melbourne, The Public Health Foundation of India and BRAC University Dhaka.

Dr. Muhammad Saddiq (PhD, SFHEA, MPH, MBBS)

Course Director MSc International Health and Management and Leadership

Dr. Saddiq is a health policy and systems specialist, with research interests in the area of strengthening health systems in low- and middle-income countries as well as in the design, execution and evaluation of disease prevention & control programmes. Dr. Saddiq has a number of teaching roles at the School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield. He is the Course Director for the online MSc International Health Management and Leadership (IHML), the lead for Continuous Professional Development/Learning Beyond Registration for the school and Module Leader and tutor on several modules. Additionally, Dr. Saddiq has over 10 years of extensive experience in public health programme management with international health organisations in West Africa including the World Health Organisation before switching to academia

Dr. Mike English (MBBChirr, MD, FMedSci)

KEMRI – Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow and Professor of International Child Health at the University of Oxford, UK

Dr. English is a UK trained paediatrician who has worked in Kenya for 25 years and remains a Senior Researcher in the KEMRI–Wellcome Programme. He works in collaboration with Kenya’s Ministry of Health, the University of Nairobi and many other Kenyan and international partners. He established the Health Services Unit in Nairobi and the Health Systems Collaborative in Oxford to tackle both clinical and health systems issues affecting newborns and children. He worked extensively on clinical guidelines, created the ETAT+ course, large scale implementation research, and broader health services spanning organizational research to health informatics projects. In 2013 he established the Kenyan Clinical Information Network around a common data platform as a low-cost Learning Health System that now includes 22 Kenyan hospitals as partners. In 2020 he joined the WHO’s Strategic and Technical Advisory Group of Experts (STAGE) for Maternal, Neonatal, Child and Adolescent Health and Nutrition.

Dr.Rosemary Morgan (PhD)

Assistant Scientist at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Dr. Morgan is an Assistant Scientist at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in the Department of International Health. Dr. Morgan currently leads the Sex and Gender Analysis Core for the NIH funded Sex and Age Differences in Immunity to Influenza Center, is working on a project exploring the gendered effects of COVID-19 in nine countries; and co-coordinates an international Gender and COVID-19 Working Group. She is also a Gender Equality and Social Inclusion advisor for the UK Partnerships for Health Systems programme and for the Learning, Acting and Building for Rehabilitation in Health Systems Consortium.

Dr Don Eliseo Lucero-Prisno (BSc, MD, MSc, MPH, PhD, FHEA)

Founder Global Health Focus, Managing Editor BMC Global Health Research and Policy

Dr. Lucero-Prisno teaches with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the University of the Philippines. He was recently the Country Director for the Philippines at ACCESS Health International. He was an Associate Professor of Public Health at the University of Liverpool (UK and China) for a decade. He is the Managing Editor of BMC Global Health Research and Policy. Don finished his PhD in Global Health and Social Sciences at Cardiff University, MPH (International Course in Health and Development) at the Royal Tropical Institute in Amsterdam, MSc Health Economics Policy and Law (Global Health) at Erasmus University in Rotterdam, BSc and MD at the University of the Philippines. He has a major interest in global health and health systems, policy and financing. Don is the Founder and Managing Director of the Global Health Focus, which runs a popular global health emerging leaders program in Africa, Asia and Europe with the aim of developing critical thinkers, leaders and researchers in global health.

Joseph Kutzin

Joe Kutzin leads WHO’s health financing team in Geneva. In that capacity, he works closely with WHO’s six Regional Offices, addressing a diverse set of critical topics including fiscal sustainability, public financial management, strategic purchasing, financing of public goods, expenditure tracking, and, most recently, the health financing dimensions of the COVID-19 response. He is a health economist with 35 years’ experience, working in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, and the United States. Since joining WHO in 1994, he has served as WHO policy advisor to the Ministry of Health of Kyrgyzstan, and also as the European Region’s Lead Advisor on Health Financing. Prior to that he worked at the World Bank and a private health foundation in the United States. He was a contributor to the World Health Report 2010 on financing for universal coverage and has published numerous conceptual and empirical articles on health systems, health financing and Universal Health Coverage.

Dr. Caline Mattar (MD)

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Dr. Caline Mattar is an assistant professor of medicine at the Washington University of Medicine in St. Louis, USA. She is interested in antimicrobial resistance and the prevention of hospital-acquired infections in resource-limited settings. She collaborates with the World Health Organization specifically on Antimicrobial Resistance, health workforce as well as infection prevention and control. She also has an interest in global health policy and governance. She has previously served in many leadership positions in international organizations such as the World Medical Association where she serves a policy expert on public health and infectious diseases. She is involved in teaching global health at the undergraduate level, medical student and residents and fellows. She is currently researching the prevention of COVID-19 healthcare workers infections globally

Dr. Arran Gaunt (MD)

Consultant in Emergency Medicine

Dr. Arran Gaunt is an Emergency Medicine Consultant at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and has a side interest in Education. He has previously worked for Médecins Sans Frontières on 4 projects covering countries within Africa, The Middle East and Europe.