Dr. Abbas Ostadtaghizadeh is a Medical Doctor, Master of Public Health,and PhD for disaster and emergency health. He is an assistant professor in Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS) and the chair of disaster and Emergency health department. In addition, he has cooperated with Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) as the president advisor, Tehran Disaster Mitigation and Management Organization (TDMMO) as senior adviser. Abbas worked in Tehran Municipality as the vice president of TDMMO, and director general of health department where he innovated several community- based initiatives specially implementation of health houses in all Tehran’s neighborhoods. He was the Dean of disaster management center in University of Applied Sciences and Technology, as well as the president of Tehran Disaster Resilience Center (TDRC). He has conducted several research or educational projects funded by national and international organizations such as United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC).
Prof. Dr. Dennis A. Ostwald is the founder and CEO of WifOR Institute. He focuses, among other topics, on healthcare and health economics, demographic development, social policy and digitalization. He studied Industrial Engineering and Management at the Technical University of Darmstadt and subsequently received his doctorate from the Chair of Finance and Economic Policy of Prof. Dr. Bert Rürup. Prof. Dr. Ostwald has been appointed as the professor at the Faculty of Leadership & Management at Steinbeis University in Berlin and currently teaches at the Department of Economic Research and Management.