Armin Fidler MD, MPH, MSc
President Elect, European Health Management Association (EHMA)
An Austrian national, Dr. Armin Fidler joined the World Bank in 1993 in the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) Region. He moved to the Europe and Central Asia Region in 1997 and became Manager for Health, Nutrition, Population, responsible for the Bank’s health strategy, lending and technical assistance, including analytical and advisory work in the European Union, the New Member States and the countries of the former Soviet Union. From 2008 – 2014, Dr. Fidler was the Lead Advisor for Health Policy and Strategy in the Bank’s Human Development Network, responsible for global health policy, international health partnerships, Health Reform in Middle Income Countries and cross-cutting “Health in All Policies”, such as in the areas of Climate Change, Water and Sanitation or Road Traffic Injuries. From 2013 Dr Fidler became the elected President for the European Health Management Association (EHMA), an organistion that aims to build the capacity and raise the quality of health management in Europe.
Dr. Fidler holds a Doctor of Medicine Degree (MD) from the University of Innsbruck, Austria, a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene from the Bernhard Nocht Institute, Hamburg, Germany and Master of Public Health (MPH) and Master of Science (MSc.) degrees in Health Policy and Management, both from Harvard University’s School of Public Health. He also earned certificates in Management from the Harvard Business School and in Public Finance and Welfare Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Dr. Fidler has an Adjunct Faculty appointment at the George Washington University School of Public Health in Washington DC, and teaches Graduate Programs at the Management Center Innsbruck (MCI), an Austrian University.
Prior to joining the World Bank, Dr. Fidler served as Sub-Regional Advisor for the World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), based in Mexico and Central America after serving in the Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, GA.
He is a regular reviewer and contributor for professional literature on health policy, public health and health economics and serves on editorial boards of peer reviewed journals such as “Globalization and Health” and “EuroHealth”, published by the London School of Economics and Political Science. Dr. Fidler was an advisor to the Austrian Minister of Health, Youth and Family and serves on the international advisory council for the Governor of the State of Vorarlberg, Austria. He is on the Board of Directors at the German School in Washington DC and an Alternate Board Member and Member of the Executive Committee of the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunizations (GAVI), represents the Bank on Boards of the Global Forum for Health Research and the Partnership for Tropical Disease Research (TDR) and the Policy and Strategy Committee of Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria in Geneva, Switzerland.