Assistant Professor of Research in Population Health Sciences
Hiam Chemaitelly is an Assistant Professor of Research in Population Health Sciences at the Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q). Her research has been focused on promoting an in-depth understanding of the epidemiology of infectious diseases using epidemiological research methods, advanced statistical techniques, and mathematical modeling, with a primary focus on COVID-19, viral hepatitis, HIV, and sexually transmitted infections. Her research work has been key in informing infectious disease epidemiology and policy programming and resource allocation in the Middle East and North Africa and internationally. Her research work has concentrated recently on building an in-depth understanding of COVID-19 epidemiology and informing the Qatar National COVID-19 Response.
Dr. Chemaitelly is an accomplished scientist with a distinguished publication record including close to 100 publications, several of which appeared in leading high impact journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, Nature Medicine, Nature Communications, Lancet Global Health, Lancet HIV, PLOS Medicine, Clinical Infectious Diseases, BMC Medicine, and Emerging infectious Diseases. Her research work has been covered widely in international press and media such as at the New York Times, Washington Post, and CNN. She is a reviewer for different prominent scientific journals and a member of the World Health Organization Strategic Information and Analysis Advisory Group.
Dr. Chemaitelly holds a Ph.D. in Epidemiology and Population Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in the UK.