Joumana Haidar, WHO CC Deputy Director

Joumana Haidar, DBA

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department of Maternal and Child Health
Deputy Director
WHO Collaborating Center for Research Evidence for Sexual and Reproductive Health
407D Rosenau, Gillings School of Global Public Health

Representative Courses

MHCH 729 Implementation Science for Global Maternal and Child Health

Research Activities

  • Implementation science
  • Strategy and business development
  • Project management
  • Sexual and reproductive health
  • Maternal and newborn health

Key Publications

Preventing maternal and newborn deaths globally: Using innovation and science to address challenges in implementing life-saving interventions. Peterson HB, Haidar J, Merialdi M, Say L, Gulmezoglu AM, Fajans PJ, et al (2012). Obstet Gynecol, 120(3), 636-42.

Accelerating science-driven solutions to challenges in global reproductive health: A new framework for moving forward. Peterson HB, d'Arcangues C, Haidar J, Curtis KM, Merialdi M, Gulmezoglu AM, Say L, Mbizvo M (2011). Obstet Gynecol, 117(3), 720-6.


  • DBA, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, 2023
  • MBA, Business, Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 2000
  • BS, Economics, Lebanese-American University, Beirut Lebanon, 1988