Dr. Arash Alaei is co-founder and co-director of Institute for International Health and Education in the USA. Currently, he is senior consultant for UNICEF and Tajikistan Ministry of Health. In early 2017, he has been invited by the Ministry of Health and UNAIDS office in Tajikistan to write a major grant proposal for Tajikistan MOH to control HIV/AIDS which awarded $13.5 million by the Global Fund. Later, the USAID-PEPFAR invited Dr. Alaei to serve as their senior consultant to support the Ministry of Health of Tajikistan to implement this major project.
He served as the SUNY- Albany’s Associate Vice Provost for International Education, Clinical Associate professors in the Department of Health Policy, the co-founding Directors of the University at Albany’s Global Institute for Health and Human Rights (GIHHR) and Vice chair of the council at the School of Public Health. From 2003 to 2007, He worked as the Director of International Education and Research for NRITLD, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences-- the major collaborator for the World Health Organization.
Among several awards, Dr. Alaei received Heinz R. Pagels Human Rights of Scientists Award from the New York Academy of Science , the Jonathan Mann Award for Global Health and Human Rights from the Global Health Council, the Inaugural Award for Leadership in Health and Human Rights from PAHO/WHO, the Inaugural Elizabeth Taylor Award in Recognition of Efforts to Advocate for Human Rights in the field of HIV from amfAR. They were honored Citizens of the University at Albany-SUNY.