Major: Social Sciences, General
Field: Public health and administration
Amirhossein Takian (MD MPH PhD FHEA) is Full Professor and Department Head 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 an elected member of National Academy of Medical Sciences, Iran; a member of National Committee for Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases, MOHME, Iran; member of Steering Committee for National Health Assembly- Iran; member of advisory committee on health information technology (HIT), AcademyHealth- USA; founding member of Supreme Council for Health & Peace Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Iran; 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 evidence-based policymaking, primary care, global health, non-communicable diseases, universal health coverage, and eHealth. He has published over 120 peer reviewed journal articles, 19 books, 4 book chapters, and 18 commissioned national and international reports. Amir has been a principal investigator in several collaborative research projects at the national and international levels, with a value equivalent to over Seven million Euro. Dr. Takian has supervised/advised over 39 MSc and 42 PhD students, plus two Post-doctorate fellows in Iran and other countries. He has been an invited keynote speaker in tens of global events, i.e. the United Nations, WHO, World Health Assembly, World Health Summit, PMAC, etc., and a frequent TED speaker. Prof. Takian was awarded the best educational national award of Iran in the field of medical sciences in 2017, the global AMEE award in 2018, the best teacher award of SPH-TUMS in 2019, and the joint international figure of TUMS and Tehran University in 2019 and 2021. Dr. Takian is a lifetime fellow of Higher Education Academy of the United Kingdom. He is main author and Editor of the Reference Book of Health Policy in Iran (March 2021).