Who is?

Hasan Hüseyin Yıldırım graduated from Hacettepe University School of Health Administration with the highest GPA in 1996. He began to pursue his academic career as a research assistant at the same school just after his graduation. Dr. Yildirim, who received his MSc and PhD degrees from Health Institutions Management Programme of Institute of Health Sciences at Hacettepe University, worked as a visiting research associate at LSE Health, London School of Economics and Political Sciences with the Chevening Scholarship (2005-2006). During the course of the visit, Dr. Yıldırım studied mostly on the fields of health policies, health systems, health economics, health financing and effects of EU health policies on the Turkish health policies and system. Dr. Yıldırım had worked as a faculty member on health policies at Hacettepe University Department of Health Management until July 2017.

Dr. Yıldırım, who is currently a professor at the Health Sciences University Gülhane Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Health Management, has previously served as the Founding Director of TÜSEB Türkiye Health Policy Institute (TÜSPE) (2017-2023), provided scientific, logistical and technical support to the Presidency Health and Food Policies Board (2018-2022), Acting Secretary General of TUSEB (2020-2021), Member of the Board of Directors of TUSEB (2019-2020), Acting Director of TUSEB Turkey Traditional and Complementary Medicine Institute ( 2017-2020), Hacettepe University Health Management Department Vice President (2012-2013), founder and director of the EU Health Research Center (ABSAM) located in Hacettepe Teknokent (2013-2017), European Health Management Association (European Health Management Association) /EHMA, Belgium) Board Member (2015-2016), TOBB Turkey Healthcare Institutions Assembly Consultancy (2015-2017), International Healthcare Research Center (International Healthcare Research Center, USA) Advisory Board Member (2013-2016), Consultant at Health and Social Service Workers’ Union (Sağlık-Sen) (2008-2015) and as a commission expert in the Parliamentary Research Commission of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey (TBMM) (2012-2013).

Dr. Yıldırım also tooks part in many national and international projects and organizations and continues to do so. Some of these can be noted as; WHO EVIPNet Europe network (2019-ongoing), European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies Health Systems in Action Insights (2022), Turkish Experience in the Turkic States Organisation’ Health System and Policies Project (2022), G20 Global Innovation Hub for Improving Value in Health Steering Committee Membership. “Health PROMeTHEUS: Health Professional Mobility in European Union Study” (2009-2012) project financed under the 7th Framework Program of the European Union, and Sağlık-Sen Turkey Health Literacy Survey (2014).

Yıldırım, who has over 250 books, book chapters, articles, reports, analyzes and presentations at national and international level, is among the section authors of the the titled “Public Policy: Theory and Practice” (2013, editors: Yıldız M and Sobacı MZ). The book received the Notable Copyright Award from the Turkish Academy of Sciences (TÜBA) 2014 Scientific Copyright and Translation Award (TEÇEP). Additionally, Dr. Yıldırım was awarded with “Hacettepe Student Science Incentive Award” and “İhsan Doğramacı Outstanding Success Award” in 1996. Dr. Yıldırım was also awarded as the Leading Public Manager of the Year Award 2017.

As an expert in health policies, Dr. Yıldırım’s studies focus on policy, economics and management dimensions of health and health services. Dr. Yıldırım has more than 150 publications including many books and book chapters.

Dr. Yıldırım has focused his recent researches on Islamic and Medical studies in general and Tıbb-ı Nebevi in ​​particular.

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