Dr. Shadi Saleh is Associate Vice President for Health Affairs at the American University of Beirut (AUB) and the Founding Director of the Global Health Institute (GHI), the first such institute in the Middle East and North Africa region. In addition, he is a Professor of Health Systems and Financing at the Faculty of Health Sciences at AUB.
His areas of expertise are in evidence-based decision-making, economic evaluation and modeling, and healthcare financing policy. He has a track record of providing innovative solutions in the pharmaceutical industry. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers and commissioned reports, including publications in the Lancet, American Journal of Public Health and Medical Care among others.
Dr. Saleh serves as Associate Editor for Health Services Research for BMC Research Notes and an editorial board member of Health Systems and Reform journal.
Dr. Saleh is an elected board member of the Consortium of Universities in Global Health. He is a Commissioner in the Lancet Commission on Syria where he co-leads the Health Systems and Rebuilding Thematic Group. Dr. Saleh served as an appointed member of the National Emergency Social Protection Project and the Committee on Universal Health Coverage with the Ministry of Public Health in Lebanon. He also serves as a World Bank, WHO and UN advisor for health care financing policy and system strengthening projects.
Shadi Saleh holds a PhD in Health Policy (minor in health care finance) from the University of Iowa and a Masters of Public Health (health services administration) and a BS from AUB.