Prof Ran Balicer
Chair, Covid-19 National Experts Advisory Team
Ministry of Health
Prof. Ran Balicer, MD, PhD, MPH serves as Chief Innovation Officer for Clalit - Israel's largest healthcare organization. He also serves as Founding Director of the Clalit Research Institute, the WHO Collaborating Center on Non-Communicable Diseases Research, Prevention and Control. In these roles, he is responsible for strategic planning, development and implementation of novel organization-wide interventions and of innovative technology and data-driven tools, for improving healthcare quality, reducing disparities and increasing care effectiveness.
Since 2020, Prof. Balicer was appointed Chair of Israel's National Experts Panel on COVID-19 and serves as a senior advisor to the Israeli Government and Prime Minister Office on the COVID-19 pandemic response.
Prof Balicer is Full Professor and Track Director of the MPH program at the Ben-Gurion University School of Public Health, Israel, and has been serving as Chair of the Israeli Society for Quality in Healthcare since 2013.
Prof. Balicer serves as Commissioner for the Lancet and Financial Times Healthy Futures 2030 International Commission that aim at harnessing innovation globally to improve the health and wellbeing of young individuals. He also serves in senior advisory groups to the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Europe, and is involved in projects focusing on chronic diseases monitoring, prevention and control, use of big data and artificial intelligence in healthcare provision and care integration.