Research Project Title: The UAE Healthy Future Study
Faculty Name & Title: Dr Raghib Ali, Director, Public Health Research Center
Cardiovascular disease and diabetes are extremely common in Abu Dhabi and throughout the Arab World. While cohort studies have made tremendous contributions to scientific knowledge of the epidemiology and determinants of diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer, none have been done in Arab populations. To study the causes of these diseases, we have established a prospective cohort study - UAE Healthy Future Study: a large cohort study in the GCC region aimed at recruiting 20,000 Emirati National adults to study health outcomes related to cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity. we are recruiting 20,000 adult subjects from multiple sites including hospitals, universities and major employers. After providing informed consent, participants complete a questionnaire, have physical measurements taken and Donate biological samples. As the first prospective cohort study in the uae, the UAE Healthy Future Study: will provide unique and substantive evidence for both lifestyle and genetic determinants of common diseases in the UAE population.
Responsibilities of the Position
To assist in the recruitment and follow-up of participants
to ensure All study documentation is recorded, handled and stored to allow accurate reporting, interpretation and verification.
To assist in the analysis of data from the study
Good written and spoken Arabic and English
Preferred Experience / Skills:
An interest in health
Good communication skills
Interpersonal/human relations skills
Organizational and analytical skills
Attentiveness to detail
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Applicants to Provide:
Statement of interest in the position
Transcript of degree(s)
Two letters of recommendation
Further Information about the Public Health Research Center
As part of PHRC's role in building capacity for public health research in the UAE, fellows will be trained to be the PIs and co-PIs of the UAEHFS in the long-term and future UAE leaders in Public Health.
After successful completion of a 3 year Research Assistantship Program (Kawader) or equivalent, and a Master in Public Health or Epidemiology, PHRC staff will be eligible to apply for a five year fellowship program
There will be two tracks:
Faculty research track (Masters and PhD in Public Health or Epidemiology) for those who intend to become Faculty in the Future. Fellows will apply for a PhD at leading international universities to work on data collected from the UAEHFS. PhD supervisors would be based at universities outside of the UAE but the fieldwork and a co-supervisor at NYUAD.
Research administration track (Masters in Public Health or Health Administration or equivalent) for those who intend to become Research Administrators.
Faculty research track:
3 year Research assistantship plus Masters in Public Health or Epidemiology --> 5 year Research Fellowship including PhD
Research administration track:
3 year Research assistantship --> 5 year Research Fellowship including Masters in Public Health or Health Administration
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