Enis Barış is a physician with graduate degrees in Public Health (MSc) and Epidemiology (PhD) and a wide range of experience as director, manager, and technical expert in development and research in the countries of the European, East Asian, Middle East and North African, sub-Saharan African, and Latin American regions. At present, Dr. Barış is Practice Manager at the Health, Nutrition and Population (HNP) Global Practice, covering the countries of the Middle East and North African (MENA) and Caribbean Regions of the World Bank. Previously, Dr. Barış was HNP Sector Manager for the MENA region, a position he returned to after having been Director of the Division of Country Health Systems at the European Regional Office of the World Health Organization. At various stages of his career, Dr. Barış presided, chaired, or served on the board of several international organizations, the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases, Council of Health Research for Development, and the Alliance for Health System and Policy Research.
Since joining the Bank in 1999, having overseen and managed a portfolio of development research in health systems as a Senior Advisor at the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) of Canada, Dr. Barış has been engaged in leading policy dialogue, analytical and advisory activities, and projects on health and human development in several World Bank regions. His technical and analytical work at the IDRC, WHO, and World Bank spans over public health issues such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, indoor air pollution and lung health, as well as broader health system and development issues such as macroeconomic policies and health. He is the editor and author of several books and peer-reviewed publications.