Dr. Tamar Chitashvili is a medical doctor and public health professional with 13 years of experience in developing, implementing and evaluating the programs/policies targeting: a) high quality integrated health care; b) structural, functional and institutional development of sustainable health systems and b) population health. As a head of health policy department of the Georgia MoH, she has made important contributions in development of the Georgia health sector reform over the last decade. As Chief of Party of University Research Co. LLC (URC), Dr. Chitashvili has been leading USAID funded Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) project in Georgia aiming to improve quality of integrated prevention and treatment services for high burden NCDs and respiratory tract infections (RTIs) in the country during 2011-2014. Currently she is based at the URC headquarters, the US and is leading MNCH/FP and NCD technical portfolio within Global USAID ASSIST project. Dr. Chitashvili holds MD and MsHP&M degrees and is an associate member of American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.