Arash Rashidian (MD, PhD) has an established career in health policy and systems development in different countries.
He is the Director of Science, Information, and Dissemination in the WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean and has led WHO regional agenda in areas of evidence-informed policy-making, health information systems, digital health, research promotion and governance and knowledge sharing since 2015.
He is the Vice-Chair of WHO’s Guideline Review Committee.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, he led the Research and Knowledge Management Pillar of the WHO Response Management team in the Region.
He is the Executive Editor of the Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, the flagship WHO publication in EMR.
His previous positions include Professor of Health Policy and Deputy Chancellor (Tehran University of Medical Sciences), founding Director of National Institute of Health Research (Iran), Visiting/Honorary Professor (Imperial College London UK, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences Iran, School of Pharmacy, TUMS Iran), methodological advisor to the National Collaborating Centre for Acute Care (affiliated to NICE UK), Lecturer (Assistant Professor) at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (UK), Visiting Associate Professor (Aga Khan University Pakistan) and Honorary Senior Research Fellow (Bangor University UK).