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Adnan Ali Hyder

Adnan Hyder, MD, PhD, MPH is Professor and Associate Chair in the Department of International Health. He is the Director of the Health Systems program, Director of the International Injury Research Unit (a World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Injuries, Violence and Accident Prevention), and Associate Director of Global Programs at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics. He serves as Co-Director of the NIH-Fogarty International Research Ethics Training Program at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. He has published and worked for 20 years on issues related to health systems development, equity, and ethics in low- and middle-income countries of Africa and Asia. Dr. Hyder has studied biomedical ethics, conducted surveys on research ethics, participated in the training of African and Asian health professionals in ethics, and explored health systems ethics including specific issues such as standard of treatment and ancillary care. Fundamental to his efforts is a desire to build research capacity around ethics in developing countries, and to lead a team of experts to conduct breakthrough research to understand the current state of research ethics and health systems development around the world. Dr. Hyder obtained his MPH and PhD degrees from Johns Hopkins University, and his MD from the Aga Khan University in Pakistan.


Associate Director of Global Programs, Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics
Professor, Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Director of Health Systems Program; Director of the International Injury Research Unit

MD, The Aga Khan University
PhD, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
MPH, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health


  1. Ali J, Labrique AB, Gionfriddo K, Pariyo G, Gibson DG, Pratt B, Deutsch-Feldman M, Hyder AA. Ethics Considerations in Global Mobile Phone-Based Surveys of Noncommunicable Diseases: A Conceptual Exploration. J Med Internet Res. 2017 May 5;19(5):e110
  2.  *Pratt B, Hyder AA. Fair Resource Allocation to Health Research: Priority Topics for Bioethics Scholarship. Bioethics. 2017 Jul;31(6):454-466
  3. *Pratt B, Hyder AA, Ali J. Ethics of health policy and systems research: a scoping review of the literature. Health Policy Plan. 2017 Jul 1;32(6):890-910
  4. Kass NE, Ali J, Hallez K, Hyder AA. Bioethics training programmes for Africa: evaluating professional and bioethics-related achievements of African trainees after a decade of Fogarty NIH investment. BMJ Open. 2016 Sept 15;6(9):e012758
  5. Bachani AM, Rattani A, Hyder AA. A scoping study on the ethics of health systems research. Dev World Bioeth. 2016 Apr 1
  6. Hyder AA, Ali J, Hallez K, White T, Sewankambo NK, Kass NE. Exploring institutional research ethics systems: a case study from Uganda. AJOB Empirical Bioethics. 2015;6(3):1-14
  7. *Pratt B, Hyder AA. Applying a global justice lens to health systems research ethics: an initial exploration. Kennedy Inst Ethics J. 2015;25(1):35-66
  8. Hyder AA, *Pratt B, Ali J, Kass NE, Sewankambo N. The ethics of health systems research in low and middle-income countries: a call to action. Global Public Health. 2014;9(9):1008-22

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