According to the Iran Science Watch (ISW) quoted from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) every year, the Hayat Life magazine recognizes 30 influential cultural Muslims – one for each day of Ramadan – who are making remarkable contributions to society.
Professor Mokdad said : “I am grateful for this recognition and thrilled to be counted among the outstanding honorees. My family taught me the importance of helping others, which is why I’m proud to be a part of IHME’s global mission to help all people live longer, healthier lives,”
He added: “Being a member of a dynamic team of faculty, researchers, and staff allows me to make an impact in my community and beyond.”
Professor Mokdad has been instrumental in communicating on the ever-changing nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, regularly providing insights in media outlets such as The New York Times, CNN, and Bloomberg.
He also serves as IHME’s director of Middle Eastern initiatives, collaborating with health leaders and building the Institute’s presence in the region.
Professor Mokdad has published more than 550 articles and reports and was most recently the senior author for a publication on the burden of injury in older people in the Eastern Mediterranean region.