Ali H Mokdad
Dr. Ali H Mokdad, PhD Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation University of Washington, WA, USA
Dr. Ali Mokdad is Professor of Global Health and leads the survey and surveillance activities at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington. Dr. Mokdad joined the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 1990 where he served in various positions with the International Health Program; the Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity; the National Immunization Program; and the National Center for Chronic Diseases Prevention and Promotion where he was the Chief of the Behavioral Surveillance Branch. Dr. Mokdad also managed and directed the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), the world's largest standardized telephone survey, which enables the CDC, state health departments, and other health and education agencies to monitor risk behaviors related to the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in the United States. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Biostatistics from the American University of Beirut and his Ph.D. in quantitative epidemiology from Emory University.
Chronic Diseases; obesity; surveillance; survey methodology; emergency and refugee health