Aria Ilyad Ahmad, PhD Candidate

Aria Ilyad Ahmad, PhD Candidate

Research Fellow, Global Health Foresighting


Aria Ilyad Ahmad

Aria Ilyad Ahmad is the Global Health Foresighting Research Fellow at the Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research.  Since 2014, he has also consulted for the World Health Organization’s Department for Essential Medicines and Health Products.  Aria has testified on pharmaceutical policy issues before the Canadian Senate, consulted on disaster health emergency preparedness for Public Health Ontario, and is a faculty member of the University of Toronto’s Global Health Education Initiative.  He is a Fellow at the Center for Global Health Security and Diplomacy, past Duke University Global Health Fellow and is a former TEDMED Scholar.  Aria is on the Board of Directors of the Prescription Justice Institute, previously served on the international board of Universities Allied for Essential Medicines, and was the inaugural Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders Access Fellow.  He received his MSc in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Toronto and is completing his PhD in Global Health Governance at the Balsillie School of International Affairs in Waterloo, Canada.

[ariaria]@yorku.ca


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