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Dr.Amal Hussein Family and Community Medicine and Behavioral Sciences Academic RankAssistant Professor


  • Public Health, Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Healthcare Management

Research Interests:

  • Epidemiologic studies, Burden of chronic childhood diseases, Impact of disease on patients, families and healthcare system, Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus, Health Services Research, Medical Education, Research on Smoking


• PhD in Healthcare Management (School of Health & Environmental Studies) Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University, Dubai, UAE • Master of Public Health (Concentration in Epidemiology & Biostatistics), American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon • BSc. Mathematics, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
2007 – todate Lecturer, College of Medicine, University of Sharjah 2002 – 2007 Lecturer, College of Health Sciences, University of Sharjah
• Teaching (Epidemiology, Research Methodology, Biostatistics) • Statistical Analysis • PBL Facilitation • Supervising undergraduate medical students’ research projects • Assessment committee member • Accreditation and quality assurance committee member • Research Ethics committee member • Medical education • Reviewer for peer-reviewed international journals
• Member in the Epidemiology & Biostatistics Unit at University of Sharjah • Member in University of Sharjah Research Ethics Committee • Member in Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC) Research Ethics Committee • Member in Academic and Research Committee at Dubai Healthcare City • Member in the Assessment Committee, College of Medicine • Member in the Accreditation Committee, College of Medicine • Member in the Curriculum Committee, College of Medicine • Collaborator in the GBD (Global Burden of Disease) network • Member in the International Epidemiologic Association (IEA)
• Clinical Epidemiology Research Group • UAE Diabetes and Heart Diseases (DHD) Research Group • Medical Education Research Group
1. Hamzah Alzubaidi, Catarina Samorinha, Ward Saidawi, Amal Hussein, Basema Saddik, Isabelle Scholl (2022). Preference for shared decision-making among Arabic-speaking people with chronic diseases: a cross-sectional study. BMJ Open, 12:e058084. Doi: 2. Iman M. Talaat, Eman Abu-Gharbieh, Amal Hussein, Mahmood Hachim, Israa Sobhy, Mohammed Eladl and Waseem El-Huneidi (2022). Prognostic value of Copine 1 in patients with renal cell carcinoma. Anticancer Research, 42 (1) 355-362; DOI: 3. Noha Mousaad Elemam, Rana Youness, Amal Hussein, Israa Shihab, Nada M. Yakout, Yasmine Nagy Elwany, Iman M. Talaat, Azzam A. Maghazachi (2022). Expression of GPR68, an Acid-Sensing Orphan G Protein-Coupled Receptor, in Breast Cancer. Frontiers in Oncology, 12, Article 847543; DOI: . 4. Heba Mamdouh, Wafa K. Alnakhi, Hamid Y. Hussain, Gamal M. Ibrahim, Amal Hussein, Ibrahim Mahmoud, Fatheya Alawadhi, Mohamed Hassanein, Mona Abdullatif, Kadhim AlAbady, Sabya Farooq, and Nabil Sulaiman, (2022). Prevalence and associated risk factors of hypertension and pre-hypertension among the adult population: Findings from the Dubai Household Survey, 2019. BMC Cardiovascular Disorders,22: 18. 5. Basema Saddik, Iffat ElBarazi, Mohamad Hani Temsah, Fatemeh Saheb Sharif-Askari, Amal Hussein, Hellme Najim, Riyad Bendardaf, Qutayba Hamid and Rabih Halwani (2021). Psychological Distress and Anxiety Levels Among Health Care Workers at the Height of the COVID-19 Pandemic in the United Arab Emirates. International Journal of Public Health, 2021. 6. Ibrahim Mahmoud, Nabil Sulaiman, Amal Hussein, Heba Mamdouh, Wafa K. Alnakhi, Hamid Y. Hussain, Gamal M. Ibrahim (2021). A risk score model for predicting hypertension in Dubai population: a population-based study from Dubai Household Survey 2019. Epidemiology and Health 2021; Volume: 43, Article ID: e2021064. DOI: 7. Dana M. Zaher, Iman M. Talaat, Amal Hussein, Mahmood Y. Hachim, and Hany Omar (2021). Differential expression of pyruvate dehydrogenase E1A and its inactive phosphorylated form among breast cancer subtypes. Life Sciences 284(19):119885. 8. Saddik B, Hussein A, Albanna A, Elbarazi I, Al-Shujairi A, Temsah M.H, Sharif-Askari F, Stip, E., Hamid Q, and Halwani R (2021). The psychological impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on adults and children in the United Arab Emirates: a nationwide cross-sectional study. BMC Psychiatry, 21: 224. DOI: 9. Nabil Sulaiman, Youssef Rishmawy, Amal Hussein, Maha Saber-Ayad, Hamzah Alzubaidi, Sausan Al Kawas, Hayder Hasan, Salman Guraya (2021). A mixed methods approach to determine the climate of interprofessional education among medical and health sciences students. BMC Medical Education, 21- 203. 10. Suhail Al Amad & Amal Hussein (2021). Anxiety among dental professionals and its association with their dependency on social media for health information: insights from the COVID‑19 pandemic. BMC Psychology ; 9:9. (short link access ) 11. Saddik B, Hussein A, Sharif-Askari F.S, Kheder W, Temsah M.H, Koutaich R.A, Haddad E.S, Al-Roub N.M, Marhoon F.A, Hamid Q, Halwani R (2020). Increased levels of anxiety among medical and non-medical university students during the COVID-19 pandemic in the United Arab Emirates. Risk Management and Healthcare Policy, 13, 2395–2406. 12. Saddik B, Hussein A, Albanna A, Elbarazi I, Al-Shujairi A, Sharif-Askari F, Temsah M.H, Hamid Q, Halwani R (2020). Assessing the influence of parental anxiety on childhood anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic in the United Arab Emirates. Submitted to BMC in Psychiatry. DOI: (Submission is under review) 13. Nabil Sulaiman, Amal Hussein, Basema Saddik, Salah Elbadawi, Ahmed Hasswan, Zahra Emad, Ibrahim Mahmoud (2020). Community Health Perceptions of Smoking, Physical Activity and Eating Habits: A Cross‑Sectional, Descriptive Study. Hamdan Med J;13:82-7. DOI: 10.4103/HMJ.HMJ_49_19. 14. Samrein B. M. Ahmed, Sara Amer, Amal Hussein, Drishti D. Kampani, Nour Al Hashem, Mohamed M. Assker, Nour Shawa, Dima Saleh, Khalid Alfarouk (2020). Assessing the Knowledge of Environmental Risk Factors for Cancer among the UAE Population: A Pilot Study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17, 2984; doi:10.3390/ijerph17092984. 15. Hamzah Alzubaidi, Ward Sidani, Amal Hussein, Sana Hasan (2020). Critical Role of Pharmacists in Caring for Alzheimer's Disease Patients. J Alzheimers Dis., 73(3):1253-1264. doi:10.3233/JAD-190804. 16. Hamzah Alzubaidi, Amal Hussein, Kevin Mc Namara, Isabelle Scholl (2019). Psychometric properties of the Arabic version of the 9-item Shared Decision-Making Questionnaire: the entire process from translation to validation. BMJ Open 2019;0:e026672. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2018-026672.
• Supervising a total of 312 Community‐Based Research projects conducted by undergraduate medical students (2007-2022) • Providing statistical consultations and assistance to graduate students at College of Medicine
• Winner of the University of Sharjah Annual Faculty Incentive Award – Teaching Category - May 2022 • Winner of the Best Paper Award at the “Health and Environment Conference” , Innovation Arabia Congress 10, held from 6th to 8th March 2017 in Dubai, UAE. The paper is entitled “Impact of Travel Congestion on Drivers Commuting between Sharjah and Dubai Emirates”.
• Providing statistical consultations to MOHAP, upon request • Lecturing in courses delivered by MOHAP to healthcare professionals, upon request • Member in the Epidemiology & Biostatistics Unit at University of Sharjah • Member in the Assessment Committee at the College of Medicine • Member in the Accreditation Committee at the College of Medicine • Member in the University of Sharjah Research Ethics Committee • Member in the Dubai Healthcare City Research Ethics Committee (20 • Member in the Academic and Research Council at Dubai Healthcare City
• Problem‐Based Learning • Team‐Based Learning • Traditional Lecturing
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