Dr. Takian (MD Ph.D. FHEA) is Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Global Health & Public Policy, as well as Dean for International Affairs, at the School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. He is also Deputy for International Organizations at the Ministry of Health and Medical Education, I. R. Iran, where he is in charge of overseeing the relationship between the Iranian health system, UN agencies and all international and global organizations.
Since February 2015, Dr. Amir has been the communication focal point from the Eastern Mediterranean region at the Board of the Global Fund to fight Aids, TB, and Malaria, Geneva, Switzerland. Also, he is a visiting professor of health policy and medical informatics at the school of health and life sciences, Brunel University London, UK.
Dr. Takian has a track record research in health policy analysis in the field of primary care, global health, and e-health. He is a founder member of National Committee for Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases, MOHME, Iran; a member of National Committee on Social Determinants of Health, MOHME, Iran; member of the advisory committee on health information technology (HIT), Academy Health, USA; member of the editorial board at International Journal of Health Policy and Management; member and Senior Advisor to Scientific Deputy at the National Academy of Medical Sciences, Iran. Amir is a lifetime fellow of the Higher Education Academy of the United Kingdom.