Prof. Salim Adib is a medically-trained epidemiologist, who obtained a Doctorate of Public Health (DrPH) in 1991 at the University of Michigan (Ann-Arbor, USA). He has been involved in various academic activities, research, community service and public consultations in the USA (1986-93) and Kuwait (1995-2002). Between 2010 and 2012, he was the Manager of the Public Health Department of the Emirate of Abu-Dhabi (UAE). In 2013, he served as a Professional International Expert for the NCD Department at WHO-East Mediterranean Regional Office in Cairo. Prof. Adib is an adjunct professor at the Lebanese University Faculty of Public Health (since 1993) and at the UAE University in Al-Ain (since 2010). Since 2014, he has been affiliated as senior lecturer with the Department of Epidemiology and Population Studies at the American University in Beirut. He is a frequent consultant to the Lebanese Ministry of Public Health. He was elected IEA Council Member for the Middle-East and North Africa region in 2014. Dr. Adib also serves as Chair of the Examination Committee of the Arab Board for Family and Community Medicine.