Dr. Kablan is an International Nutrition and Public Health Advisor at USAID Bureau for Food Security. Dr. Kablan is a biotechnologist and has over 14 years of research, teaching and science policy and regulatory experience. Dr. Kablan's research focused on metabolic syndrome, malnutrition and the health consequences of obesity and being overweight. During his tenure at Feed the Future/USAID he has contributed to the publication of several policy and strategy initiatives and papers including USAID multi-sectoral nutrition strategy, USAID research Policy, Nutrition Policy and Feed the Future Nutrition action plans. Dr. Kablan is the program manager for the Feed the Future Soybean Innovation Lab, Feed the Future Innovation Lab for the Reduction of Post-Harvest Loss and the Feed the Future Nutrition Innovation Lab, and manages part of the USAID-CGIAR partnership. Dr. Kablan is a member of the USAID food safety-working group, and serves on the advisory committee for the Agriculture, Nutrition and Health (ANH) Academy Technical working group on food safety, and a member of the Nutrition Innovation lab technical advisory board and broad of directors.
Dr. Kablan was an AAAS Science Policy and Technology Fellow (2012-2014); he earned his Ph.D. in Biotechnology & Pharmacology from the University of Bologna, Italy, and his PharmD from Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan. After his Ph.D., Dr. Kablan moved back to Jordan where he was an assistant professor at the University of Jordan’s Faculty of Pharmacy, and served as SME on biosimilar drug safety, rules and regulations for the Jordanian FDA. As a consultant for the Jordanian Royal Scientific Association (JRSA), he wrote in vivo toxicity and efficacy research protocols, and helped the JRSA establish their first animal research facility.