World Health Organization Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean
Dr Awad Mataria is a Health Economist working at the World Health Organization, Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean. He is a pharmacist by training and has a Masters in Health System Analysis from the Université de Rennes I – Rennes/France, and a Ph.D. in Health Economics from the Université de la Méditerranée – Marseille/France. He also did part of his training at the Université de Lyon I – Lyon/France, and at the National School of Public Health – Rennes/France. Dr. Mataria’s areas of expertise cover research in economic evaluation of health care interventions (cost-effectiveness analysis, cost-utility analysis and cost-benefit analyses); using economics in health care priority setting, financing and organization of health care systems; measuring the benefits of health care mainly using stated preferences techniques; and National Health Accounts. He has presented in several regional and international conferences and has published his work in various reputed Journals of high impact: e.g., Journal of Health Economics, Health Economics, The Lancet, Health Policy, European Journal of Health Economics, Social Science & Medicine, Applied Health Economics and Health Policy, Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics & Outcomes Research, and Pharmacoepidemiology & Drug Safety.