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Editor Name: Manouchehr (Mitch) Mokhtari
Designation: Associate Professor
University: University of Maryland
Biography: Dr. Mokhtari has extensive experience in women’s health, patient surveys, health policy, alcohol abuse and alcoholism, research, health econometrics, health financing, global health, and health system strengthening issues. Dr. Mokhtari has taught University of Maryland, Princeton University and University of Houston. In the recent past, he served as the USAID Chief of Party for a health system strengthen project in eastern Europe, and as the Team Leader or Senior Adviser on a number of donors funded projects in more than ten countries. Dr. Mokhtari’s theoretical and quantitative research in health economics and women’s health focus on reducing health care costs, regulatory competition in health insurance markets, role of information in reducing corruption in health care system, health care finance, and prevention of childhood obesity, and determinants of marital satisfaction and mental health among women. Dr. Mokhtari (as the Co-PI) have conducted a three-year study funded by the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism to better understand how women with alcohol problems use treatment services. Dr. Mokhtari has lived and worked in Russia, Moldova, Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Egypt, and Jordan. Because of his contributions to international development in countries in transition, Dr. Mokhtari has been the recipient of a number awards and appreciations from the governments and parliaments of a number of these countries.