A Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) faculty member’s dedicated work in many fields, including public health, population health and social computing, has been recognised with a prestigious honour.
Dr. Mowafa Said Househ PhD, an Associate Professor in the University’s College of Science and Engineering (CSE), has been elected Fellow of the International Academy for Health Sciences Informatics (IAHSI), established in 2017 through the auspice of the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA).
IMIA is the world body for health and biomedical informatics. It provides leadership and expertise to multidisciplinary, health-focused community and policy makers to enable the transformation of healthcare in accord with the global vision of improving the wellbeing of the planet’s human population.
The election into the academy is a prestigious honor in the fields of biomedical and health informatics, as it seeks to recognize highly qualified experts in these fields.
Dr. Mowafa’s primary research interests are around the use of information and communication technologies to empower patients and clinicians, specifically focusing on social media and mobile technologies in healthcare in the promotion of public health practice and healthcare literacy.
Dr. Mowafa has received several awards on both local and international stages and has published more than 130 research articles and at least six books in the field of health informatics. For more information on CSE, please visit cse.hbku.edu.qa.
The College of Science and Engineering (CSE), part of Hamad Bin Khalifa University, is celebrating its most successful cycle of the Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) Graduate Student Research Award (GSRA) program yet, with 17 students receiving a scholarship.