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HIROTSUGU AIGA is the Coordinator of the Global Health Workforce Alliance. He previously worked with the WHO World Food Programme, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Japan International Cooperation Agency, and at George Washington University.

RANIA HUSSEIN AL-AMIN is the head of the Capacity Building and Training section at the Department of Health System Research, Federal Ministry of Health, Khartoum. She is a member of the technical team conducting national studies and surveys. Her research interests lie in health policy and systems research.

MOHAMED SAED MOHAMED ALFAKI is the Director of Health Economics in the General Directorate of Health Planning and Development, Khartoum State Ministry of Health, Sudan. His areas of interest are health economics research, and healthcare financing policy research and reform.

OLAYINKA ATILOLA is a Senior Registrar in the Department of Psychiatry, University College Hospital Ibadan Nigeria. He is a former president of the 400 member National Association of Resident Doctors in Nigeria.

THALIA BELLALI works as an Associate Professor at the Department of Nursing of the Technological Educational Institute (T.E.I) of Thessaloniki. She is a member of the international scientific journal of “Nursing Studies.”

DAVID BRIGGS is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Rural Medical School and the School of Health, Faculty of the Professions, UNE. He has worked as an Editor of the Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management, a President of Society for Health Administration Programs in Education (SHAPE), and a Chair of the New England Medicare Local.

JONATHAN BROWN retired from the World Bank in 2008 after a 35-year career including as a Manager and Operations Advisor. He is currently Managing Director of Social Assessment, LLC and President of Social Risk Management LLC.

GILBERT BURNHAM is the Co-director of the Center for Refugee and Disaster Response at Johns Hopkins. He has worked with numerous humanitarian and health development programs for multilateral and non-governmental organizations, regional health departments, ministries of health (national and district level), and communities in sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, and Eastern Europe.

GRACE CHEE is a Principal Associate with Abt Associates. She has led multiple assessments and evaluations, including evaluation of the GAVI Alliance Phase 1 activities, GAVI Immunization Services Support funding, and health system assessment in Tanzania.

CATHERINE CONNOR is currently the Deputy Director for the USAID-funded Health Systems 20/20 project. She oversees health financing activities including health insurance, resource tracking, and pay-for-performance. She contributed to the Health Systems Assessment Manual, an assessment approach that has been used in over 20 countries.

KIM COUSINS MPH, is a PhD student in the Injury Prevention Research Unit, Department of Preventive and Social Medicine at the University of Otago (New Zealand).

MARY CRUICKSHANK is the Head of Nursing and Midwifery in the Faculty of Health at the University of Canberra. Mary is also an Adviser to the Centre of Expertise on Leadership in Health Management at Naresuan University in Thailand.

MANUELA DE ALLEGRI is the leader of the Research Group on Health Economics and Health Financing at Institute of Public Health (IPH) of the University of Heidelberg. She has 10 years of research experience in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), working on health financing, access to care, disease control, and service provision.

SARAH DERRETT is a Senior Research Fellow in the Injury Prevention Research Unit, Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, Dunedin School of Medicine, University of Otago, New Zealand. She has a long-standing interest in prioritization of access to health care, peoples' pathways through health care systems, disability and health-related quality of life outcomes. She is a 2011–2012 Commonwealth Fund Harkness Fellow based at the Section of General Internal Medicine at the University of Chicago.

SHANNON DOOCY is an Associate Professor in the Department of International Health at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. She has more than a decade of experience working in collaboration with NGOs, UN agencies, and governments on assessments of populations in crisis and evaluations of humanitarian programs in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America.

JOHN FRASER Adjunct Professor is a Rural General Practitioner and Public Health Physician with an interest in health services research, medical education, and rural health.

PETROS GALANIS works as a Research Associate at the Center of Health Services Management and Evaluation of Department of Nursing of the University of Athens.

ROBIN GAULD, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Health Policy in the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine and Director of the Centre for Health Systems at University of Otago, New Zealand. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Boston University Health Policy Institute.

WILFRED GRIEKSPOOR is a Director Emeritus of McKinsey & Company. He served as interim managing director of the Global Fund in 2002 and is a board member of several health sector NGOs and research organizations.

HIDEKI HIGASHI is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Burden of Disease and Cost-Effectiveness, School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Australia.

PETER STEWART HILL is a Public Health Physician and an Associate Professor at the Australian Centre for International and Tropical Health, School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Australia.

SENNEN HOUNTON is a Senior Epidemiologist with expertise in Maternal Health, Health Systems, and Economic Evaluation. He is currently a Maternal Health Technical Specialist at UNFPA (Technical Division, New York). Prior to joining UNFPA, he was at the WHO Multi Disease Surveillance Centre (Regional Program Coordinator of Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program).

MAGGIE HUFF-ROUSELLE has over 30 years of experience in global health, including residency in 10 countries and roughly 100 short-term consultancies in over 50 countries. Her expertise includes financing and health system management, health/social marketing and behavior change, non-governmental and quasi-governmental institutional development, and policy issues in the pharmaceutical sector.

ALBRECHT JAHN is a Professor at the Institute of Public Health (IPH), University of Heidelberg, where he leads research projects focused primarily on maternal care and policy formulation. He has served as Senior Scientific Officer for Health Research at the European Commission, Directorate General for Research, from 2004 to 2010.

CHRISTIAN JENSEN is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Business Administration, School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg. He has published on a wide range of topics including temporary organization, cluster management, implementation, urban development, and the management of integration. At present, he studies the concept of sustainable development in different urban settings.

STAFFAN JOHANSSON is a Professor at the Department of Social Work at the University of Gothenburg. His research focuses on organization and management problems in the human services. He has published on a wide range of topics including implementation problems, collaboration governance, project organization, and power issues.

AMER KAISSI is an Assistant Professor of Health Care Administration at Trinity University, Texas. His research interests are patient safety and medication errors, medical group practices, organizational culture and structure, application of organizational theories to health care, and uncertainty and strategic planning in health care settings.

DAPHNE KAITELIDOU is a lecturer in Nursing Administration and Health Technology Assessment at the Department of Nursing, University of Athens. Her research mainly focuses on evaluation of health services and on productivity, efficiency, and organization of health services.

IOANNA KARAMITRI is the Administrative Manager of the Vocational Training and Social Support Center for Disabled People of Messinia, Greece.

TUAN ANH KHUONG is Physician with a Doctorate in Public Health. He is currently a Researcher at the Department of Health Services Management and Provision, Health Strategy and Policy Institute, Vietnam.

ANN LION has 30 years of experience as a leader and manager of global, regional and country-level health programs both internationally and domestically. She has worked in over 30 countries in Africa, Latin America and Asia and has significant work experience with multilateral agencies such as the Global Fund, WHO, UNAIDS, and UNFPA. She is currently a Director of the USAID-funded Health Systems 20/20 project.

MIKAEL LÖFSTRÖM is an Assistant Professor and Dean of School of Business and IT at University of Borås. In 2012, he was appointed Dean of School of Business and IT. His main research interests focus on collaboration between public organizations and organizing of development projects in the public sector.

INGRID VARGAS LORENZO is a Health Economist at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. She works as researcher in the Health Policy Research Unit of the Consortium for Health Care in Social Services of Catalonia, including the project “Impact on equity of access and efficiency of Integrated Health Care Networks (IHN) in Columbia and Brazil (Equity-LA),” which is financed by the European Commission.

VALÉRIE R LOUIS works at the interface of epidemiology, the environment and human health. She joined the IPH in Heidelberg in 2004.

ABDEL-RAHMAN MANAR is currently the Dean of the Faculty of Mathematical Sciences, University of Khartoum (Sudan). Her research interests include modeling relative survival, assessing socio-economic inequalities in cancer survival, estimating secondary measures of cancer survival, and analyzing complex survey and biological data.

VICTOR MINICHIELLO is a Public Health Researcher and Sociologist at the Faculty of The Professions, University of New England, Armidale, Australia. He is the Section Editor of BMC Public Health and currently involved in a number of research programs on sexual health and healthy aging.

KHALDA KHALID MOUSA is the head of the publication and documentation section at the Department of Health Systems Research, Federal Ministry of Health, Sudan. She is a member of the technical team implementing national studies and surveys and was administrator of the National Ethical Committee from 2007–11. Her interests are in policy analysis, research, health planning, and management.

OLAF MÜLLER is the Coordinator of the Disease Control Group at the IPH and the principal investigator on a number of research projects in the field of tropical infectious disease control.

HA NGUYEN, PhD, is an Economist working in the Health, Nutrition, and Population Group at the World Bank. Her major areas of expertise and interest include health systems strengthening, universal health coverage, result-based financing, and public private partnership.

AMPARO-SUSANA MOGOLLÓN PÉREZ is Public Health Lecturer and Postgraduate School Director at the SMHS and is the principal researcher in Colombia of the project: “Impact on equity of access and efficiency of Integrated Health Care Networks (IHN) in Colombia and Braxil (Equity-LA),” which is financed by the European Commission.

NABIL NATAFGI is currently a Research Assistant at the Department of Health Management and Policy at the Faculty of Health Sciences, AUB. His main research interests are focused on health management, quality of care and accreditation, and performance measurement reporting.

ANH DUC NGO is a Physician with a Doctorate in Public Health. He is currently Research Fellow at the Social Epidemiology and Evaluation Research Group, School of Health Sciences, University of South Australia, Australia.

GEORGE WILLIAM PARIYO is a Medical Officer and focal point, Evidence and Knowledge in the Country Facilitation Team, the Global Health Workforce Alliance, World Health Organization. He was formerly Associate Professor at Makerere University, and previously served as District Medical Officer in Uganda.

NANCY PIELEMEIER is an International Health Policy and Program Expert with over 30 years of experience, including work at the country level in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Dr. Pielemeier currently manages Abt Associates' International Health Policy and Systems Division. For USAID in Washington, Dr. Pielemeier served as Health Policy Advisor and as Deputy Director of the global Office of Health.

ELLEN ROSSKAM is a Global Health and Policy Specialist. She is an Associate with the Centre for Social Epidemiology, Los Angeles, and Principal of Rosskam International Development Consulting, Geneva, Switzerland. Previously, she was Senior Technical Officer, Global Health Workforce Alliance, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland, and Senior Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

SHADI SALEH is a member of the Faculty of Health Sciences, SUNY, where he is as an Associate Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Health Management & Policy before he moved to State University of New York.

ADELE SEMAAN is a Research Assistant at the Faculty of Health Sciences in AUB since 2009. Her main research interests are health reform, strategic planning, and acceptability of performance measurement.

ADAM SIROIS is the Director of Global Development at the New York University (NYU) College of Nursing's Global Division where he conducts socio-behavioral research on HIV prevention. He has extensive experience working in low and middle-income countries in the former Soviet Union, the Balkans, and Middle East.

AURÉLIA SOUARES joined the IPH in 2007. She has nearly 10 years of research experience in Senegal and Burkina Faso, where she has worked on the assessment of the impact on quality of care of both new anti-malarial policies and financing reforms, specifically micro-health insurance.

J DOUGLAS STOREY is the Director for Communication Science & Research at the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs in the Department of Health, Behaviour & Society at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. Cutting across much of his work is an interest in an ecological approach to health and social change.

PHUDIT TEJATIVADDHANA is a Thai Medical Doctor and a Public Health and Health Services Management Researcher at the Faculty of Public Health, Naresuan University, Thailand. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Faculty of Health, Canberra University, Australia, and at the School of Rural Medicine, University of New England, Australia.

JUSTIN TIENDRÉBEOGO has over 20 years of experience both in community and clinical research in Burkina Faso. He has worked first at the National Center for Research and Formation on Malaria and then at the Nouna Health Research Centre.

MARGARITA TILEVA is a Development Professional with more than 20 years of experience working on relief and development projects worldwide with both NGOs and UN agencies.

MARIA COSTANZA TORRI is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Sociology, University of New Brunswick, Canada. She has carried out numerous impact studies and assessment analysis in India, Africa and Europe for several NGOs, consultant agencies and more recently for the European Commission (EU). She has recently completed a book on ethnomedicine and sustainable development in India.

YESIM TOZAN is an Assistant Professor at Boston University School of Public Health and holds a part-time academic appointment at IPH. Her research focuses on the quantification of the burden and socio-economic consequences of disease. Dr. Tozan served as a Task Force Associate for UN Millennium Project's Task Force on HIV/AIDS, Malaria, Tuberculosis and Access to Essential Medicines.

JEAN-PIERRE UNGER is Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp and Specialist in health services organization. He has researched strategies to develop publicly oriented health care services (in Africa, Latin America, Asia, Middle East, and Europe).

LUISA M VÁZQUEZ is the head of the Health Policy Research Unit at the Consortium for Healthcare and Social Services of Catalonia and Coordinator of the Health Policy and Health Services Research Group. Her areas of research are social participation in health, access to health care and equity of access, integration of health care, and migrants' health.

WENJUAN WANG, PhD, is a Senior Research Associate with MEASURE DHS project at ICF International. Her primary research areas include maternal and child health, reproductive health, and related health services provision.

SOPHIE WITTER is Reader at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, working on the REBUILD programme for health systems research in post-conflict countries, and Senior Research Fellow with the Immpact programme, University of Aberdeen. She is scientific coordinator for FEMHealth, an EU-funded programme evaluating national policies in West Africa and Morocco to increase financial access to obstetric care.

MAURICE YÉ has served several years as District Chief Medical Officer in Burkina Faso. He has coordinated research activities on access to care and service quality at the Nouna Health Research Centre for the past 5 years.