Amirhossein Takian


(Speaker & Moderator)


Amirhossein Takian (MD MPH PhD FHEA) is Chair and Associate Professor at the Department of Global Health & Public Policy, and Vice-Dean for International Affairs at the School of Public Health (SPH)- Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS), Iran. He is also Advisor for Medical Education Reform and Member of the National Examination Board for Health Policy, Economics and Management, at the Ministry of Health and Medical Education (MOHME)- Iran. Amir is Chief Research Officer at the Health Equity Research Centre (HERC)- TUMS and TUMS’ focal point at M8 Alliance, serving as a member of World Health Summit (WHS) Executive Committee since 2017, and Secretary of 7th World Health Summit Regional Meeting, 2019.

From 2013-2018, he was Deputy for International Organizations at the MOHME-Iran, overseeing the relationship between Iran and global organizations, i.e. WHO, UNDP, UN, UNICEF, UNFPA, etc. Dr. Takian is a member of National Committee for Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases, MOHME, Iran; member of National Academy of Medical Sciences, Iran; member of Steering Committee for National Health Assembly- Iran; member of advisory committee on health information technology (HIT), AcademyHealth- USA; member of editorial board at the International Journal of Health Policy and Management; and Associate Editor at the International Journal of Public Health.

A physician by training, Prof. Takian has a track record research in health policy analysis in the field of primary care, global health, non-communicable diseases, universal health coverage, and ehealth. He has published over 80 peer reviewed journal articles, 12 books, 2 book chapters, and 15 commissioned national and international reports. Amir has been a principal investigator in several collaborative research projects at the national and international levels, with the value equivalent to over six million Euro. Dr. Takian has supervised/advised over 35 MSc and 42 PhD students, plus two Post-doctorate fellows in Iran and other countries. He has been an invited keynote speaker in tens of global events, i.e. the United Nations, WHO, World Health Assembly, World Health Summit, PMAC, etc., and a frequent Ted speaker. Prof. Takian was awarded the best educational national award of Iran in the field of medical sciences in 2017, the global AMEE award in 2018, the best teacher award of SPH-TUMS in 2019, and the common international figure of TUMS and Tehran University in 2019. Dr. Takian is a lifetime fellow of Higher Education Academy of the United Kingdom. (CV)


Lecture Title: COVID-19 Cohabitation: A Paradigm Shift for Global Higher Education

Keywords: COVID-19, Cohabitation, Policy, Paradigm shift, Sustainability




May 18, First Discussion Panel

May 18, Second Discussion Panel

May 20, Welcome Speech

May 20, Fisrt Discussion Panel

May 20, Second Discussion Panel



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Last Update At : 30 May 2020