Armin Fidler MD, MPH, MSc.
An Austrian national, Dr. Armin Fidler joined the World Bank in 1993 and started to work in the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) Region. In 2000 he became the Manager for Health, Nutrition, Population for the Europe and Central Asia Region. He was responsible for the Bank's health strategy, lending and technical assistance programs, including analytical and advisory work in the European Union, the New Member States and the countries of the former Soviet Union. In 2008 Dr. Fidler was appointed Lead Advisor for Health Policy and Strategy in the Bank's Human Development Network at the global level.
Dr. Fidler holds a Doctor of Medicine Degree (MD) from the University of Innsbruck, Austria, a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene from the Bernhard Nocht Institute, Hamburg, Germany and Master of Public Health (MPH) and Master of Science (MSc.) degrees in Health Policy and Management, both from Harvard University's School of Public Health. He also earned certificates in Management from the Harvard Business School and in Public Finance and Welfare Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Dr. Fidler has an Adjunct Faculty appointment at the George Washington University School of Public Health in Washington DC, and teaches Graduate Programs at the Management Center Innsbruck (MCI), an Austrian University.
Prior to joining the World Bank, Dr. Fidler served as Sub-Regional Advisor for the World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), based in Mexico and Central America after serving in the Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, GA.
He is a regular reviewer and contributor for professional literature on health policy, public health and health economics and serves on the editorial boards of peer reviewed journals such as "Globalization and Health" and "EuroHealth", published by the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Armin Fidler was an advisor to the Austrian Minister of Health, Youth and Family and serves on the international advisory council for the Governor of the State of Vorarlberg, Austria. He is on the Board of Directors at the German School in Washington DC and an Alternate Board Member and Member of the Executive Committee of the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunizations (GAVI), Geneva, Switzerland.
Favorite food: Germknoedel (very Austrian)
Favorite place to visit: a vinyard...