The department’s members have a breadth and depth of expertise across a wide range of health disciplines, primary care in particular. Individually, they expand understanding of key issues collectively and collaboratively, delivering analysis that addresses challenges facing healthcare in Qatar.
Dr. Mohamed has extensive national and international experience and holds a reputation as an expert in preventive medicine and public health, in particular within health service and policy development. He has previously held academic and senior health service roles in the UK and Europe. At PHCC, Dr. Mohamed, in addition to providing evidence informed health care advise, oversees governance and planning of public health and primary care research.
A researcher, physician, and epidemiologist. Over 10 years of work experience in the field of Public Health and community medicine. A voting member in PHCC Institutional Review Board (IRB). An active Author in many PHCC lead research projects.
Dr. Ahmed is a researcher, medical professor, physician, epidemiologist and an expert in e-learning. He has over 27 years of experience as a national consultant for national research projects in Iraq and Jordan funded by UNFPA and UNICEF. Dr. Ahmed has over 70 scientific articles. His area of expertise is research methods, data management and biostatistics. Dr. Ahmed leads PHCC’s research-training program which focuses on empowering participants to develop and undertake research projects.
A researcher, physician, and epidemiologist. Over 10 years of work experience in the field of Public Health and community medicine. An active participant in research-training program in PHCC. In addition to participation in many PHCC lead research projects.
Shajitha has 14 years of experience in the research governance and administration field. She is involved in research capacity building and has helped to develop accredited training programs in research for health professionals working in PHCC. She is also familiar with the ethical processes involved in research and has participated in the design and development of ethical policies, procedures and structure for research.
Tamara has over nine years of experience health research. For the last 4 years Tamara has been working at PHCC where she supports the department’s day to day activities.
Tamara supports activities related to PHCC’s research governing committees which review, commission and fund research studies. She provides regulatory and research ethics guidance, and facilitates communications with committee members, reviewers, and the researchers. Tamara assists in developing research and ethics policies and standard operating procedures. Tamara also supports departmental administrative work which includes preparing reports, budget plans as well as dissemination of departmental achievements.
Hanan is actively involved in research governance, administration and in the design of research proposals. She is also involved in research capacity building and has helped to develop accredited training programs in research for doctors, nurses, and other allied health professionals working in PHCC.
She is also familiar with the ethical processes involved in research and has participated in the design and development of ethical policies, procedures and structure for research. She has had training in ethics and working as a secretary of the PHCC’s institutional review board (IRB) since 2014. She is also a coordinator of PHCC Research Committee which vets all research, commissions and funds research across the institution.
Dr. Shaher Alshamari is an academic researcher with expertise in business and management. He has over 18 years of work experience as an administrator across various PHCC healthcare centres. Dr. Shaher has led various research projects and published numerous scientific papers in the fields of management and leadership, many of which specifically studying the developmental Qatar’s primary health care system. His research interests include suitability of healthcare and the role of artificial Intelligence and digital innovation in healthcare.
Dana supports various functions of the department, in particular, research governance and coordination of research projects. She has a strong academic background in biological sciences, with a particular focus on genetic engineering research methods and techniques. Dana has extensive project and data management skills acquired by engaging in several research projects in previous years.