Yasser Omar Abdellatif
Senior Research Associate
Yasser Omar Abdellatif is a Senior Research Associate at the Center for Global Health Science and Security at Georgetown University. His research interests focus on global health and health policy with an emphasis on health economics and finance.
Yasser holds a Master’s in Public Health with Global Health concentration from Washington University in St. Louis. While at Washington University in St. Louis, he joined the Center for Health Economics and Policy as a Research Assistant. He contributed to numerous research projects, policy briefs, and health economics modelings. His most recent work was primarily on the COVID-19 pandemic, social determinants of health, primary healthcare coverage, and opioid use disorders in Missouri.
For more than eight years, prior to moving to the United States, Mr. Abdellatif held several positions at the Egyptian Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP). His work was mainly to facilitate the decision-making process by conducting national studies, technical support, and health management. His last role at MoHP was as the Director of the Grants and Loans Department working directly under the Minister of Health and Population. His responsibilities included designing, managing, monitoring, and evaluating MoHP’s portfolio of health projects funded through bilateral and multilateral international stakeholders. Meanwhile, he was the General Coordinator of a large-scale World Bank project “Transforming the Egyptian Healthcare System” that supports the national strategy to eliminate Hepatitis-C in addition to initiating a new universal health insurance system. He also served as a member of the core team responsible for planning the Health Pillar of Egypt’s Sustainable Development Strategy 2030. In 2014, he coordinated Por and Akon health centers initiative in South Sudan and took part in the Egyptian medical convoy to Juba to support their new emerging pharmaceutical sector.
Mr. Abdellatif graduated from Beni Suef University, Egypt, in 2009, with a B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences. He advanced his academic credentials with an MBA in International Business Administration from the Arab Academy of Science, Technology, and Maritime Transport, Egypt, in 2015; and a Master’s in Health Economics from Cairo University, Egypt, in 2017.