By Jackson Holtz / UW News

Ali Mokdad has been named the chief strategy officer for Population Health at the University of Washington, President Ana Mari Cauce announced today. In this new role he will be responsible for collaboratively setting and executing the UW’s vision and strategy for the Population Health Initiative, a 25-year effort to create a world where all people can live healthier and more fulfilling lives.

Mokdad’s appointment will begin July 1 and will be part time, allowing him to continue his work as a professor of global health and director of Middle Eastern Initiatives at the UW’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. Mokdad has served as vice chair of the Population Health Initiative since the inception of its executive council in July 2016.

Ali Mokdad will be the chief strategy officer for the UW’s Population Health Initiative.University of Washington

“Ali Mokdad is a convener and a visionary who is respected internationally, locally and among his colleagues here at the UW for his ability to bring together great minds and ideas,” Cauce said. “He has done fabulous work supporting the development of a strong foundation for the Population Health Initiative and I am excited to support his leadership in this new role.”

Mokdad will advance the UW’s long-standing excellence in a multitude of disciplines that contribute to population health, reporting directly to President Cauce and working collaboratively with the provost and others at the UW. Mokdad also will lead efforts to identify, pursue and secure the external partners and funding necessary to support the Population Health Initiative.

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