Igor Rudan#

Igor Rudan
Membership Number:6022
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM

Present and Previous Positions
  • 2019 - present Founder and President, the International Society of Global Health
  • 2015 - present Founder and co-Director, Centre for Global Health, The University of Edinburgh
  • 2013 - present Founder and co-Director, the World Health Organization's Collaborating Centre for Population Health Research and Training, Edinburgh, UK
  • 2012 - 2019 Director of Research, Centre for Population Health Sciences and The Usher Institute, The University of Edinburgh, UK;
  • 2011 - present Chair in International Health and Molecular Medicine, Centre for Population Health Sciences and Global Health Academy, The University of Edinburgh Medical School, Edinburgh, UK
  • 2011 - present Founder and co-Editor-in-Chief, "Journal of Global Health" (www.jogh.org); later also founded “J Glob Health Reports” (2017) and “J Glob Health Econ Policy” (2021)
  • 2005 - 2011 Consultant, Child Health and Nutrition Research Initiative, Global Forum for Health Research, Geneva, Switzerland
  • 2008 - 2011 Founder and Director of the Croatian Centre for Global Health, University of Split Medical School, Split, Croatia
  • 2001 - present Technical Expert, Child Health Epidemiology Reference Group, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland and UNICEF, New York
  • 1997 - 2007 Assistant/Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health “Andrija Štampar”, University Medical School, Zagreb, Croatia;

Fields of Scholarship
  • Global health economics and priority setting
  • Genome-wide association studies
  • Anthropology and admixture/outbreeding studies
  • Pandemic preparedness and COVID-19
  • Global health metrics
  • Public health
  • Global health
  • Epidemiology
  • Popularization of Science
  • Genetic basis of human diseases

Honours and Awards
  • 2019 President, International Society of Global Health
  • 2019 "International Tie Ambassador", Academia Croatica
  • 2019 Principal's Medal Award for Outstanding Service, The University of Edinburgh
  • 2019 Honorary Ph.D. for outstanding achievement, The University of Split, Croatia
  • 2016, 2019, 2020 - listed among "Croatian Persons of the Year"
  • 2016 Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (FRSE)
  • 2016 Charter of the School of Medicine, University of Split, Croatia, in recognition of major scientific achievement and contribution to the development of the School of Medicine
  • 2015 - 2021 Inclusion among the "World's Most Influential Scientific Minds / Highly Cited Researchers" by Thomson Reuters/ISI and Web of Science / Clarivate Analytics for 7 years in a row
  • 2013 Honorary Member of the Faculty of Public Health, UK (HonMFPH)
  • 2012 Visiting Professorship for Senior International Researchers, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
  • 2012 Chancellor's Award for Research, the University of Edinburgh; presented by HRH Princess Anne, the Chancellor of the University of Edinburgh, at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, UK
  • 2011 Co-Editor-in-Chief, “Journal of Global Health”
  • 2007 “Rising star” status by Thomson ISI for the scientist with greatest increase in number of citations in the field of general social sciences in the world (“social sciences” field includes public health and health policy)
  • 2006 National Science Award for the best biomedical scientist in Croatia in 2005
  • 2003 National Science Award for the best young scientist (under 35) in Croatia in 2002
  • 2001 International Research Development Award, The Wellcome Trust, UK

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