The Team

The collaborative efforts of our expert team of researchers will help build research capacity at a number of national institutions, as well as lead this initiative on the path to success.

 

Principal Investigator

Dr. Raghib Ali

Director, Public Health Research Center and Associate Research Professor
NYU Abu Dhabi
Adjunct Associate Professor in Public Health and in Population Health, New York University College of Global Public Health and School of Medicine

Co-Principal Investigators

Dr. Youssef Idaghdour

Assistant Professor of Biology
NYU Abu Dhabi

Dr. Scott Sherman

Professor, Department of Population Health; Professor, Department of Medicine; Professor, Department of Psychiatry
New York University, New York 

Co-Investigators

Dr. Abdishakur Abdulle

Associate Director, Public Health Research Center
NYU Abu Dhabi

Dr. Mahera AbdulRahman

Senior Specialist, Health Policies & Standards Department, Health Regulation Sector
Dubai Health Authority

Dr. Luai Ahmed

Associate Professor, College of Medicine and Health Sciences
United Arab Emirates University

Dr. Mohamed Hag Ali

Dean of Health Sciences
Higher Colleges of Technology

Dr. Faiza Al Ameri

Head of Primary Health Care Center, Zayed Military Hospital

Dr. Fatme Al Anouti

Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, College of Natural and Health Sciences Zayed University

Dr. Marina Hamed Kazim Al Bastaki

Medical Practitioner, Medical Affairs,
Abu Dhabi Blood Bank

Sheikh Khalifa Medical City

Dr. Hamad Al Mulla Alblooshi

Manager of Medical Laboratory,
Al Ain Regional Blood Bank –
Clinical Services Tawam Hospital

Dr. Ayesha Al Dhaheri

Associate Professor of Nutrition College of Nutrition
United Arab Emirates University

Dr. Kristin Gunsalus

Co-Director of the NYU Abu Dhabi Center for Genomes and System Biology; Professor in the NYU Department of Biology and NYUNY Center for Genomics & Systems

Dr. Omniyat Mohammed Al Hajeri

Director, Public Health Division Department of Health – Abu Dhabi

Aisha Al Hamiz

Public Health Research Manager
Public Health Research Center
NYU Abu Dhabi

Dr. Benjamin Hirsch

Chief Researcher, EBTIC
Khalifa University

 

Dr. Mohammed Al Houqani

Associate Professor of Medicine, College of Medicine and Health Sciences
United Arab Emirates University

Andrea Jabari

Assistant Director, Tobacco Research
Public Health Research Center
NYU Abu Dhabi

Dr. Mai Ahmed Sultan Al Jaber

Medical Director
Healthpoint Hospital

Dr. Abdulla Mohamed Al Junaibi

Consultant Pediatric Endocrinologist
Burjeel Hospital

Dr. Jumaa Al Kaabi

Vice-Dean, College of Medicine and Health Sciences
United Arab Emirates University

Dr. Tom Loney

Associate Professor, Public Health and Epidemiology, College of Medicine Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU)

Dr. Wael Al Mahmeed

Staff Physician, Cardiology
Heart & Vascular Institute
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

Dr. Asma Ibrahim Al Mannaei

Director, Healthcare Quality Division
Department of Health
Abu Dhabi

Dr. Fatma Al-Maskari

Professor of Public Health,  College of Medicine and Health Sciences
United Arab Emirates University

Dr. Abdullah Al Naeemi

Consultant Cardiologist
Mediclinic

Dr. Ali Abdul Kareem Al Obaidli

Group Chief Academic Affairs Officer and Chairman of AI Committee
Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA)

Dr. Abderrahim Oulhaj

Associate Professor of Biostatistics, College of Medicine and Health Sciences
United Arab Emirates University

Dr. Naima Oumeziane

Medical  Director,
Abu Dhabi Blood Bank
Sheikh Khalifa Medical City

Dr. Melina Platas

Assistant Professor of Political Science
NYU Abu Dhabi

Dr. Habiba Alsafar

Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering Department; Director of Khalifa University Center for Biotechnology
Khalifa University

Dr. Khaled M Saleh

Staff Physician, Pulmonology, Respiratory & Critical Care Institute Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

Dr. Syed Shah

Professor of Public Health, College of Medicine and Health Sciences
United Arab Emirates University

Dr. Omar El Shahawy

Assistant Professor, Population Health and Global Public Health
New York University, New York

Dr. Muna Abdul Razzaq Tahlak

Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Latifa Women and Children Hospital
Dubai Health Authority

Dr. Mahmoud Traina

Staff Physician, Cardiology, Heart & Vascular Institute
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

Dr. Murat Tuzcu

Chief Academic Officer & Chair of Cardiovascular Medicine, Cardiology, Heart & Vascular Institute
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

Dr. Laila Abdel Wareth

Institute Chair, Clinical Pathology, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Institute
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

Dr. Michael Weitzman

Professor, Department of Pediatrics; Professor, Department of Environmental Medicine
New York University, New York

Dr. Eiman Al Zaabi

Head of Department of Hematology, SKMC; Consultant Hematopathologist Abu Dhabi Health Services Company  (SEHA) 

Research Staff

Muna Abdi Ali

Clinical Research Nurse,
Public Health Research Center
NYU Abu Dhabi

Safeya Al Ameri

Research Assistant,
Public Health Research Center
NYU Abu Dhabi

Tamadher Al Ameri

Research Assistant,
Public Health Research Center
NYU Abu Dhabi

Louise Ashall

Research Scientist,
Public Health Research Center
NYU Abu Dhabi

Sara Al Balushi

Clinical Research Nurse,
Public Health Research Center
NYU Abu Dhabi

Mitha Albalushi

Clinical Research Nurse,
Public Health Research Center
NYU Abu Dhabi

Mamon Abd Albaqi

Medical Laboratory Technologist,
Public Health Research Center
NYU Abu Dhabi

Maryse Bibeau

Administrative Coordinator,
Public Health Research Center
NYU Abu Dhabi

Manal Al Blooshi

Research Assistant,
Public Health Research Center
NYU Abu Dhabi

Faduma Elmi

Clinical Research Nurse,
Public Health Research Center
NYU Abu Dhabi

Muna Haji

Clinical Research Nurse,
Public Health Research Center
NYU Abu Dhabi

Noud AlHashmi

Research Assistant,
Public Health Research Center
NYU Abu Dhabi

Ayesha Al Hosani

Research Coordinator,
Public Health Research Center
NYU Abu Dhabi

Fatima Al jallaf

Research Assistant,
Public Health Research Center
NYU Abu Dhabi

Fatima Al Maisary

Research Associate,
Public Health Research Center
NYU Abu Dhabi

Judalyn Del Monte

Medical Laboratory Technologist,
Public Health Research Center
NYU Abu Dhabi

Khaloud Al Remeithi

Research Assistant,
Public Health Research Center
NYU Abu Dhabi

Manal Kayed Taimah

Clinical Research Nurse,
Public Health Research Center
NYU Abu Dhabi

Thekra Al Zaabi

Research Assistant,
Public Health Research Center
NYU Abu Dhabi

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