Fadi El-Jardali is based at the American University of Beirut where he holds the following positions: Associate Professor of Health Policy and Systems; Director of the Knowledge to Policy (K2P) Center; Co-Director of the WHO Center for Systematic Reviews in Health Policy and Systems Research (SPARK); Research Program Director for the Research, Advocacy and Public Policy (RAPP) Program in the Arab World at Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs; and Co-Director of the Nodal institute. He is also an Associate Professor (part-time) at the Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact, McMaster University.
His research activities, publications and interest are focused on health policymaking, knowledge translation, governance, performance reporting for health systems and organizations, quality of care, accreditation, patient safety, and human resources for health. He has led multi-country initiatives and projects in several countries and regions. He has published in international and regional peer-reviewed, high-impact-factor journals.
He has worked and held senior positions with policy analysis-related organizations such as the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (as Hospital Consultant), federal department of health / Health Canada (as Senior Policy Advisor), and the Health Council of Canada (as Health Economist and Program Manager).
Fadi is a recipient of the Global Health Leadership Award and was elected to the Board of Health Systems Global Society. He is a recipient of the Fellowship on Evidence Informed Policy from the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research. He is the founding member of the MENA Health Policy Forum and a member of its board of trustees. He is an Associate Editor for BMC Health Services Research Journal and also a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for the Health Policy and Planning journal. He is a member of the Global Steering Committee for the WHO Evidence-Informed Policy Networks (EVIPNet) He is an appointed member of the Wellcome Trust Joint Health System Research Initiative Committee. He is a certified accreditation surveyor with Accreditation Canada and a certified ISQUA surveyor with the International Society for Quality in Healthcare.
He holds a PhD in Public Policy from Carleton University in Canada.