The new task force aims to help frame the study issues linked to the current crisis and will be organized under the following overarching themes: Health, Socio-Economic Considerations, Markets & Financial Institutions, Multilateralism and Climate & Environment.
The overarching goal will be to help consolidate the best thought leadership from around the world, so as to provide courses of action to reduce suffering and expedite a transition to reconstruction.
Dr. Arabi obtained Internal Medicine Training at Wayne State University, Detroit, USA; Chief Medical Resident at the same institution. He obtained pulmonary and critical care training at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA. In 1998, he joined King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He is currently the Chairman of Intensive Care Department and Medical Director, Respiratory Services. He is a professor at King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh; Chairman of Saudi Critical Care Trials Group. He received multiple grants; principal investigator of several clinical trials. Furthermore, he has more than 300 publications including articles in the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, Lancet, Intensive Care Medicine and Critical Care Medicine. He is currently an Associate Editor for Intensive Care Medicine and a reviewer of a number of international journals and granting agencies. He has also received several international awards.
Aljawhara is a senior research analyst in the Policy and Decision Science program with research interests in political economy, international affairs, finance, and trade. She holds a B.S. degree in business administration with a focus in finance from AlFaisal University.