Mohamed Kamel Farag, MBBCH
Center & Institute Affiliation(s):
MBBCH , Mansoura University , 1977
PhD , Case Western Reserve and Mansoura Universities (Joint Program) , 1988
MPH , Mansoura University , 1985
Mohamed Farag is a physician internist and has worked in Algeria, Egypt and Saudi Arabia. His broad research interests span across disease epidemics, health services evaluation and maternal and child health. He performed several key investigations in bilharziasis epidemic in Egypt in collaboration with Lakeside Hospital and the Epidemiology and Biostatistics Department, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He designed and implemented evaluation project for the Egyptian National Bilharzia control program. In Saudi Arabia, Dr. Farag led the Saudi national maternal and child health survey and other key national research projects. His landmark research on iodine deficiency in Saudi Arabia was translated into policy change in salt industry and its standards. Other research interests included screening for cervical cancer, maternal mortality, childhood asthma and developing prevention programs for childhood obesity. Field epidemiology experience of Dr. Farag involved his tenure as the Senior Consultant for primary health care (PHC) services in the Saudi Ministry of Health Headquarter. As the National Coordinator of the Scientific Committee of Quality Assurance, he led a multifaceted reform of PHC. He co-authored a series of books and manuals of procedures published by the World Health Organization jointly with the Saudi government. His book “Synopsis of Indicators, Monitoring, Evaluation and Supervision of Healthcare Quality” was reviewed and introduced to by Dr. Avedis Donabedian, the father of quality assurance in healthcare. These books are, to date, required manuals for all PHC personnel.
Dr. Farag has been teaching epidemiology for medical and healthcare professionals since 1988. His courses in research methodology and management were adopted by Mansoura University (Egypt) and became officially required for all master and doctoral students of the school of medicine since 2000.
Research interests of Dr. Farag include: Quality Assurance; Health Services Research; Non-Communicable Diseases; Obesity; Micronutrient Deficiency; Asthma; Cervical Cancer; Maternal and Child Health
Farag YM; Mittal BV; Singh AK; Farag MK. Prevalence of Chronic Kidney Disease in Egypt: Results from Screening & Early Evaluation of Kidney Disease (SEEK-Egypt Study). J Am Soc Nephrol. 2012 Suppl
Zedan M, Settin A, Farag MK, El-Bayoumi M, El Regal ME, El Baz R, Osman E. Gene polymorphisms of tumor necrosis factor alpha-308 and interleukin-10-1082 among asthmatic Egyptian children.Allergy Asthma Proc. 2008 May-Jun;29(3):268-73
Abdel-Hady ES, Emam M, Al-Gohary, Hassan M, Farag MK, Abo-Elkheir M. Screening For Cervical Carcinoma Using Visual Inspection Of Acetic Acid. International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics 2006 May, 93(2): 118-22
Al-Nuaim AR, Al-Mazrou Y, Farag Kamel M, Al-Attas O, Al-Daghari N, Sulimani R. Iodine deficiency in Saudi Arabia. Ann Saudi Med. 1997 May;17(3):293-7
Farag MK, al-Mazrou YY, al-Jefry M, al-Shehri SN, Baldo MH, Farghali M. National Immunization Coverage Survey Saudi Arabia, 1991. J Trop Pediatr. 1995;41 Suppl 1:59-67