Dr. Ali Jafarian born in 1968 in Tehran-Iran was appointed as faculty member of Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS) from 1999. He was awarded the certificate of Vascular Surgery in 2006. He is the Founding head of the Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery & Liver Transplantation division in Imam Khomeini Hospital Complex since 2002. He has been Dean of Medical School, Vice Chancellor and the Chancellor of TUMS. He is now advisor to Minister of Health and Board member of TUMS.
Dr. Taufique Joarder is serving as the Research Director, USAID’s Multisectoral Nutrition Project, FHI 360, Bangladesh Office. He completed his Doctorate in Public Health (DrPH) from Department of International Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and has been involved as an Associated Faculty in its Health Systems Program. His areas of interest include health and nutrition policy, health systems, human resources for health, medical anthropology, mixed methods research, implementation science, and psychometrics.