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Dr.Ibrahim Eltayeb Family and Community Medicine and Behavioral Sciences Academic RankAssistant professor


  • Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Public health, Clinical microbiology.

Research Interests:

  • Epidemiological studies, emergency medicine, communicable and non-communicable diseases, mental health


 Doctor of Philosophy in Public Health (Epidemiology) Queensland University of Technology(Australia)  Master of Public Health Griffith University (Australia)  Graduate Certificate of Epidemiology University of Queensland (Australia)  Master of Science (Microbiology) Griffith University (Australia)  Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) University of Gezira (Sudan)
 Assistant Professor (Associate professor promotion application with external reviewers), Department of Family & Community Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Sharjah, UAE (2016-Present)  Contributing to the intellectual life of the college by engaging in high quality core teaching using problem-based learning (PBL), including:  Teaching of epidemiology and population health to year 1,2 and 3 medical students  Teaching biostatistics to masters of physiotherapy and masters of environmental health sciences students  Conducting researches and Supervising students’ research projects  Participating in activities relating to departmental administration and management and college-wide service  Research Manager: Department of Emergency Medicine, the Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital, Australia (2014-2016) Duties:  Responsible for the day to day management of researches, including training and supervising research staff on site and submitting grants and ethics applications  Supervising Junior staff and students’ research in the department  Receiving and responding to inquiries from research team members.  Performing data analyses using different statistical packages (SPSS, STATA)  Providing consultative services to enhance the investigator's understanding in clinical trial, conduct responsibilities and obligations  Performing all tasks related to clinical and non-clinical research.  Preparing of protocols, proposals, ethics applications, reports, forms, IPPs, and other documents  Creating and maintaining electronic and paper research project files  Conferring with principal investigator(s) in developing plans for research projects and to discuss the interpretation of results, collaborating on the preparation of manuscripts for publication  Providing educational sessions on basic and advanced courses in Epidemiology, biostatistics and Research methodology  Reviewing journals, abstracts and scientific literature  Senior lecturer (Adjunct): School of Medicine- Queensland University (2014- 2016)  Epidemiology Tutor: Undergraduate students and AusAid Master students- Queensland University of Technology (2010-2014)  Microbiology Scientist: Queensland Central Laboratory at the Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital (RBWH)948 beds. The laboratory operates 24/7 and covers work from all Queensland State public hospitals. (2008-2014)  Microbiology Scientist: Queensland Medical Laboratory (QML) Pathology. (2005-2008)
 Associate Member of the Australasian Epidemiologist since 2011.  Associate Member of the Australian Society of Microbiology (ASM) since 2008.  Associate Member of the Australian Institute of Medical Scientists (AIMS) since 2007.
 Mahmoud, I., & Sulaiman, N. (2022). Prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome and Associated Risk Factors in the United Arab Emirates: A Cross-Sectional Population-Based Study. Front. Public Health. DOI: 10.3389/fpubh.2021.811006  Mamdouh, H. M., Alnakhi, W. K., Hussain, H. Y., Ibrahim, G. M., Hussein, A., Mahmoud, I., & Sulaiman, N. (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(1). DOI: 10.1186/s12872-022-02457-4  Elsayed, M., Issa, M., Mahmoud, I., & Imam, S. (2021). Clinical Characteristics and Current Medical Practice in a Group of Sudanese Patients with Epilepsy: A Cross Sectional Hospital Based-Study. Case Reports in Clinical Medicine, 10(10), 264-276.  Mahmoud, I., Sulaiman, N., Hussein, A., Mamdouh, H., Al Nakhi, W. K., Hussain, H. Y., & Ibrahim, G. M. (2021). A hypertension risk score for adults: a population-based cross-sectional study from the Dubai Household Survey 2019. Epidemiology and health, 43, e2021064. DOI: 10.4178/epih.e2021064  Mahmoud, I., Al-Wandi, A. S., Gharaibeh, S. S., & Mohamed, S. A. (2021). Concordances and correlations between anthropometric indices of obesity: A systematic review. Public Health, 198, 301-306.  Mahmoud, I., & Sulaiman, N. (2021). Significance and agreement between obesity anthropometric measurements and indices in adults: a population-based study from the United Arab Emirates. BMC public health, 21(1), 1-10.  Saravanan, C. and Mahmoud, I., 2021. The Impact of Knowledge, Anxiety and Fear on Psychological Distress during COVID-19 among Residents of the United Arab Emirates. American Journal of Health Behavior, 45(4), pp.771-784.  Khoder, G., Mina, S., Mahmoud, I., Muhammad, J.S., Harati, R. and Burucoa, C., 2021. Helicobacter pylori Infection in Tripoli, North Lebanon: Assessment and Risk Factors. Biology, 10(7), p.599.  Baroud, S., Eladl, M., Aboelkheir, A. and Mahmoud, I., 2021. Knowledge, practices and reasons of hookah smoking in the United Arab Emirates: A cross-sectional study. Hamdan Medical Journal, 14(1), p.17.  Saravanan, C., Mahmoud, I., Elshami, W. and Taha, M.H., 2020. Knowledge, anxiety, fear, and psychological distress about COVID-19 among university students in the United Arab Emirates. Frontiers in psychiatry, 11.  Alkundi, A., Mahmoud, I., Musa, A., Naveed, S. and Alshawwaf, M., 2020. Clinical characteristics and outcomes of COVID-19 hospitalized patients with diabetes in the United Kingdom: a retrospective single centre study. diabetes research and clinical practice, 165, p.108263.  Al-Yateem, N., Rossiter, R.C., Al-Shujairi, A., Radwan, H., Awad, M., Fakhry, R. and Mahmoud, I., 2020. Anxiety related disorders in adolescents in the United Arab Emirates: a population based cross-sectional study. BMC Pediatrics, 20(1), pp.1-8.  Mahmoud I, Coumaravelou S., 2020. Prevalence of Mental Disorders and the Use of Mental Health Services among the Adult Population in United Arab Emirates. Asian Journal of Epidemiology, 13(1):12-19.  Alzahrani, S.H., Coumaravelou, S., Mahmoud, I., Beshawri, J. and Algethami, M., 2020. Prevalence of alexithymia and associated factors among medical students at King Abdulaziz University: a cross-sectional study. Annals of Saudi Medicine, 40(1), pp.55-62.  Sulaiman, N., Hussein, A., Saddik, B., Elbadawi, S., Hasswan, A., Emad, Z. and Mahmoud, I., 2020. Community health perceptions of smoking, physical activity and eating habits: A cross-sectional, descriptive study. Hamdan Medical Journal, 13(2), p.82.  Mahmoud, I. and Sulaiman, N., 2019. Dyslipidaemia prevalence and associated risk factors in the United Arab Emirates: a population-based study. BMJ open, 9(11).  Khoder G, Muhammad JS, Mahmoud I, Soliman SS, Burucoa C., 2019. Prevalence of Helicobacter pylori and Its Associated Factors among Healthy Asymptomatic Residents in the United Arab Emirates. Pathogens, 8(2):44.  Gaffar, A.M., Magzoub, M.E.M. and Mahmoud, I., 2019. Do community-based Medical Schools Produce More Community-based Research? A Review of Four Medical Schools in Sudan and Saudi Arabia. Health Professions Education.  Saber-Ayad, M., Manzoor, S., El Serafi, A., Mahmoud, I., Hammoudeh, S., Rani, A., Abusnana, S. and Sulaiman, N., 2019. The FTO rs9939609 “A” allele is associated with impaired fasting glucose and insulin resistance in Emirati population. Gene, 681, pp.93-98.
My philosophy of teaching is to provide a classroom environment where students are encouraged to express their own ideas and participate in their education experience.
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