Biography

Dr. Ali is an experienced humanitarian aid worker and environmental engineering researcher focused on improving water safety and public health for displaced people in crisis zones. He has worked as a water and sanitation specialist and led operational research with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF/Doctors Without Borders) and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) in South Sudan, Pakistan, Jordan, Rwanda, and Uganda. Dr. Ali holds a PhD in environmental engineering from the University of Guelph, and he has taught at the University of California, Berkeley, where he completed a postdoctoral fellowship. Dr. Ali is currently Fellow in Global Health & Humanitarianism at the Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research where he leads the Safe Water Optimization Tool Project.