Dr Garry Aslanyan
Dr Garry Aslanyan is the Manager of Partnerships and Governance at the World Health Organization’s Special Program for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR). He is responsible for managing a range of partnerships and engagement with global health stakeholders and he runs the governing bodies for TDR. He manages TDR’s collaboration with six regional WHO offices and coordinates the ESSENCE on Health Research, an initiative of research funders. In the past 20 years, Dr Aslanyan has taken on various roles that allowed him to lead various organisational and technical innovations and is a recognised leader in public health both in Canada and globally.
Dr Aslanyan an Editor-in-Chief of the newSpecial Magazine, a publication of the United Nations staff in Geneva, Switzerland and he is the Editorial Advisor for the WHO Bulletin. He served on the WHO Guidelines Review Committee and is an external reviewer of various global health research programs.
Dr Aslanyan is an Adjunct Professor at the Universities of Toronto, British Columbia and Ottawa and is past president of the Ontario Public Health Association. He has a background in dentistry, public health, research/innovation management, health policy and systems as well as global health diplomacy. He is fluent in English, French, Portuguese, Russian and Armenian.