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Dr.Haydar A. Hasan Academic RankAssistant Professor


  • Human Anatomy & Physiology

Research Interests:

  • Metabolic syndrome, Diabetes, Obesity, Adipocytokines and Vitamin D.


Lecture – College of Health Sciences, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE Lecturer-Faculty of Dentistry, Ajman University of Science & Technology, Ajman, UAE Lecturer- College of Medicine, University of Basra, Iraq
I. Obese people: Are they Equal? Dubai 2ndNutrition Conference, 17-19 November 2016, Dubai, UAE. II. Vitamin D and Metabolic Syndrome. First Research Symposium, Imperial College London Diabetes Center, 1st October 2015, Abu Dhabi, UAE III. Adipocytokines in Obesity & Metabolic Syndrome. AlQassimi Hospital 1st Nutrition Forum. 1st October 2015, Ajman, UAE IV. Adipocytes: Fat storage or Endocrine organ. The 2nd Annual Gulf Obesity Surgery Society Meeting (GOSS 2014), 11-13 December 2014, Dubai, UAE
Iraqi Medical Association
I. Assessment of Oxidative and Anti-oxidative Markers in relation to Metabolic Syndrome components among adults II. Relationships of Vitamin D, VDR polymorphism and adipokines and their effects on the oral health in Metabolic Syndrome III. “Vitamin D deficiency in patients with recurrent aphthous stomatitis: a cross-sectional study”. IV. Effect of Ramadan Intermittent Fasting on Visceral Adiposity and Inflammatory Makers in Obese Subjects
I. Hasan HA, AbuOdeh RO, Muda WA, Mohamed HJ, Samsudin AR. Association of Vitamin D receptor gene polymorphisms with metabolic syndrome and its components among adult Arabs from the United Arab Emirates. Diabetes Metab Syndr. 2017 Apr 2. pii: S1871-4021(17)30075-9. http://doi:10.1016/j.dsx.2017.03.047 II. Hasan H, Attlee A, Raigangar V, Madkour, M, Awadallah S. Proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9) and metabolic syndrome components among young adult females, Diab Met Syndr: Clin Res Rev (2017), III. IV. Radwan H, Hasan HA, Najm L, Zaurub S, Jami F, Javadi F, Deeb LA, Iskandarani A. Eating disorders and body image concerns as influenced by family and media among university students in Sharjah, UAE. Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition (Accepted 2017) V. Awad M, Rahman B, Hasan H, Ali H. The Relationship between Body Mass Index and Periodontitis in Arab Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Oman Med J. 2015 Jan;30(1):36-41. http://doi: 10.5001/omj.2015.07. VI. Lessan N, Hannoun Z, Hasan H, Barakat MT. Glucose excursions and glycaemic control during Ramadan fasting in diabetic patients: Insights from continuous glucose monitoring (CGM). Diabetes Metab. 2015 Feb;41(1):28-36. doi: 10.1016/j.diabet.2014.11.004. VII. Bani-Issa WA, Halabi JO, Abdullah AR, Hasan HA, Raigangar VL. Prevalence and risk factors for incontinence among emirati women with diabetes. J Transcult Nurs. 2014 Jan;25(1):42-50. doi: 10.1177/1043659613503873. VIII. Abdullah A, Hasan H, Raigangar V, Bani-Issa W. C-Peptide versus insulin: relationships with risk biomarkers of cardiovascular disease in metabolic syndrome in young Arab females. Int J Endocrinol. 2012;2012:420792.doi:10.1155/2012/420792. Lessan N, Hasan H, Barakat MT.: Ramadan fasting: a study of changes in glucose profiles among patients with diabetes using continuous glucose monitoring. Diabetes Care. 2012 May;35(5):e37. IX. Abdullah A, Hasan H, Raigangar V.: Analysis of the relationship of leptin , hs- CRP, Adiponectin, Insulin and Uric acid to Metabolic Syndrome in lean, overweight and obese young females. Metabolic syndrome and related disorders Journal, 2009, Vol 7 (1): 17-22. X. Abdullah A, Hasan H, Raigangar V.: Serum Leptin as a marker for insulin resistance in non- diabetic young Arab females in United Arab Emirates. Medical Journal of Basrah University 2008; 26: 86-90. XI. Abdullah A,Lessan N G, Hassan H, Athamneh S.Evaluation of Diurnal Glycaemic Variation in Patients with Diabetes Mellitus in the UAE Using Continuous Glucose Monitoring System (CGMS). University of Sharjah Journal of Pure & Applied Sciences, October 2006: 3 (3): 133-143. XII. Lessan NG, Abdullah A, Hassan H, Nasir Q, Athamneh S. Glycaemic Patterns Detected By CGMS in Patients with Diabetes Mellitus in United Arab Emirates (UAE). Diabetes Technol Ther. 2006 Aug;8(4):513-5.
Supervision of undergraduate research projects • Relationships of Psycho-behavior, Diet Quality, Salivary Biomarkers and Components of Metabolic Syndrome among University Students • Food addiction and its relation to BMI and dietary habits among University Students • Association between the Frequency of Consumption of Vending Machine Foods and Obesity/ Overweight among the Students of the University of Sharjah • Nutritional Status of Post-Operative Bariatric Patients in MOH Hospitals • Health Status and Eating Disorders among Postoerative Roux-en-Y Gastric bypass Surgery Patients • Parental Factors and Mass media influences on the Onset of Eating Disorders among University Students in University City- Sharjah • Effect of lifestyle modification on body composition and lipid profile in University female students
I. Service as Reviewer Journals II. British Medical Journal (BMJ) Open Diabetes Research & Care: "Adiponectin Levels Predict Prediabetes Risk: the Pathobiology of Prediabetes in A Biracial Cohort (POP-ABC) study". (01.02.2016) III. European Journal of Endocrinology (2 years) IV. Current Diabetes Reviews ( 1 year) V. Jordanian Journal of Biological Sciences ( 2 years) Membership of Journal Editorial Boards I. Member of the editorial board of the Journal of Obesity and Weight Management (September 2016) -
I am aiming to ensure that students learn the fundamental content of the courses that I teach, my objectives as a faculty at the University are as follows: (a) to foster critical thinking skills; (b) to facilitate the acquisition of lifelong learning skills; (c) to help students develop evidence-based clinical problem-solving strategies; (d) to prepare students to function as skilled and competent health professionals across the scope of practice Furthermore, my overall teaching philosophy is based on: (a) active student learning strongly influences student-learning outcomes; (b) assessment procedures strongly influence student acquisition of knowledge. Teaching Given that undergraduate courses in health sciences are necessarily weighted toward acquisition of foundational clinical concepts and knowledge, I use a combination of traditional lecture and problem-based learning formats in my teaching.
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