Yara Mourad is the Program Coordinator for the Refugee Research and Policy in the Arab World Program at the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs (IFI). She currently coordinates various research initiatives and collaborations on refugee issues in Lebanon and the Arab region. Her professional experiences exposed her to extensive work in policy-oriented research that has been translated into informed public-policy decision making made by local and regional leaders, policy-makers and key stakeholders. Prior to joining IFI, Yara worked at the Department of Health Management and Policy at the Faculty of Health Sciences at the American university of Beirut (AUB), in the capacity of a project manager/research associate. Her work involved substantial research in various health care-related domains, as well as coordination of various health systems strengthening projects. She holds a BS in Nutrition and Dietetics from AUB and a Master of Public Heath (concentration in Health Management and Policy) from AUB.