“In 1994, I graduated in Medicine and Surgery from Cairo University in Egypt. After graduation, I obtained master degrees in preventive and internal medicine from Cairo and Alzhar Universities, respectively. Due to my excellent performance in the graduate studies, I was selected as a best candidate to pursue PhD in epidemiology and biostatistics from Tulane School of public health and tropical medicine in the USA.
After graduation in 2006, I went back to Egypt to work as an assistant professor of Epidemiology at Menoufiya University. In November 2008, I was selected among hundreds of applicants from all over the world to work as a Biostatistician in the chronic disease prevention and management department in the world health organizations (W.H.O) located in Geneva (Switzerland) where I currently live. WHO is one of the most famous and prestigious health organizations in the world.
My main area of interest is chronic diseases. My research interests in the field of chronic diseases are mainly cancer and cardiovascular diseases and their association with depressive symptoms. I have contributed a chapter to a psychiatric book and published many manuscripts about the novel risk factors of cardiovascular disease and cancer. I am also a reviewer for several medical journals such as British Medical Journal and American Journal of Hypertension. In October 2009, I will go to USA to work as an assistant professor of Epidemiology at the University of North Texas Health Science center (UNTHSC).”