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Prof. Yousef Khader


Chairperson for the Specialty Committee of

Health Research and Studies

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Dr. Yousef Khader is a professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Faculty of Medicine in Jordan University of Science and Technology and he is currently the Director of the Center of Excellence for Applied Epidemiology. He has master’s degrees in public health (Tulane University), Epidemiology and Biostatistics (JUST), and Medical Education (Maastricht University) and doctoral degree in Biostatistics from Tulane University.

Dr. Khader is a fellow of Faculty of Public Health of the Royal Colleges of physicians of the United Kingdom through distinction. His areas of expertise include advanced epidemiologic and statistical methods, Field Epidemiology, non-communicable diseases, mental health, digital health, and maternal and child health.

Dr Khader has published more than 650 scientific papers in reputable Journals including the Lancet, New England of Journal of Medicine, and Nature; being the highly cited researcher in Jordan. He is an editor and associate editor for some Journals.

Dr. Khader has received numerous awards including distinguished behavioral scientist, Venus International scientific award (2018), Distinguished Professor Award, Jordan University of Science and Technology, November (2017), and Shoman award for young Arab researchers, Abdul Hameed Shoman Foundation, July (2012).

Dr Khader is well known for his scientific contribution to the Focal Infection Theory and has developed different digital health initiatives including JSANDS and CIMA.

Specialty Committees Members

Prof. Ziyad Mahfoud
Dr. Niveen Abu Rmeileh
Dr. Asmae Khattabi
Prof. Monique Chaaya