Research Fellow, Global Health Foresighting
Aria Ilyad Ahmad, PhD Candidate
Aria Ilyad Ahmad is the Global Health Foresighting Research Fellow and former policy advisor at the Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research. Since 2014, he has also served as a consultant to the World Health Organization's Department of Essential Medicines and Health Products. Aria is a past TEDMED Scholar, Duke University Global Health Fellow and the inaugural Médecins Sans Frontières Access to Medicines Fellow in India. He has testified before the Canadian Senate on Canada’s Access to Medicines Regime, consulted for Public Health Ontario, and served on the board of directors of Universities Allied for Essential Medicines. Aria received his MSc in international pharmaceutical policy from the University of Toronto, and is completing his PhD in global health governance at the Balsillie School of International Affairs in Waterloo, Canada.