Associate Professor , Chairman of Department of Community Medicine and Public Health
Abu-Helalah completed his medical degree from Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST) 2001. He moved in 2002 to the United Kingdon (UK) where completed a master degree in Public Health (MPH) from the University of Dundee in 2004 and a PhD in epidemiology and preventive medicine from the University of London in 2009. While he was in the UK, he worked as a Research Fellow in epidemiology and preventive Medicine at the St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London-UK, in 2007/2008. In 2009, he joined King Hussein Cancer Center in Jordan as a Senior Officer for the cancer control program. In 2011, he joined the National Guard Health affairs as an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine. In February 2012, he returned to work in Jordan at the Faculty of Medicine, Mutah University. He was selected in 2013 as the regional director for Middle East and North Africa for the Global Center for Public Health and Disease Control, Ohio, USA. He also works as a consultant and technical expert for several regional and international organizations. He has conducted more than ten workshops in the above fields over the last two years and he has had important publications in these fields in peer-reviewed journals. On 9 April 2014, Dr Abu-Helalah was honoured by HRH Prince of Easter Region, KSA as the “Winner of the First place in the Prince of Easter Region Award for the Best Cancer Research in the Arab World” in the first round of this prize.
Abu-Helalah has special expertise and interest in chronic diseases control and prevention particularly cancer, diabetes, thyroid disorders, cardiovascular diseases, and smoking cessation. This is in addition to his experience in medical research and in applying evidence based medicine in clinical practice.