Zaher Nahle, PhD, MPA
Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Nahle is an award-winning scientist with interdisciplinary training in biomedical research and public administration. He is the Chief Executive Officer of the Arthritis National Research Foundation. Prior to joining ANRF, Dr. Nahle was as the Chief Scientific Officer of a Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization dedicated to Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, a debilitating disease. He oversaw a comprehensive investment program with medical centers and industry partners. He also directed a robust scientific portfolio including peer-review grant programs in basic, translational and epidemiology research as well as specialized biobanking services and Electronic Health Record platforms. That is in addition to numerous medical education, research communication and community engagement initiatives.
Dr. Nahle is a frequent speaker at international conferences and serves on panels at federal agencies, including the NIH and the CDC. Earlier in his career, he was on the faculty of leading universities and co-founded a nonprofit organization focused on the disability agenda in Africa. His work is featured in prestigious journals like Science and Nature. He received numerous awards including ones from the American Heart Association (AHA), the Department of Defense (DoD), the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)/Genetic Alliance (GA). He holds a PhD in Physiology and Biophysics from Stony Brook University/Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (New York) and an MPA from Harvard University, where he completed a fellowship in public policy and management at the John F. Kennedy School of Government.
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