Professor of Health Economics & Financing at the Department of Health Systems Management
Dr. Omar Da’ar is a Professor of Applied Economics in the Department of Health Systems Management, College of Public Health & Health Informatics, at King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences. At the college, Dr. Da’ar is the Quality Assurance & Accreditation representative and serves on various research committees. Dr. Da’ar is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Professional Studies, St. Mary’s University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA. Dr. Da’ar completed his Ph.D. in Applied Economics at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA.
Birth Date


Master’s Courses (MPH)
Dr. Da’ar currently teaches Master’s courses
1. Health Economics and Financing (HSQM 613)
2. Financial Managenet of Health care (HSQM 621)
3. Health Planning and Evaluation (HSQM 523)
4. Health Systems Research Methods (PHHI 522 )

Work Experience

Dr. Da’ar previously taught in various undergraduate, Master’s and Doctoral programs in graduate schools at the University of Minnesota and St. Mary’s University of Minnesota, respectively. He also served as an Economist at The Amherst H. Wilder Research Foundation, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA (2010-2012) evaluating State and Federal Health Programs.


Research work and interests
Dr. Da’ar served on dissertation supervision committees of Ph.D. candidates in America and Europe, and directly supervised over 20 Master’s Projects and Theses in Saudi Arabia since 2013. Dr. Da’ar nurtures a keen interest in and focuses on research in Applied Economics, in particular, Microeconometrics of health issues; Health services research, and Economic evaluation. He applies modern Microeconometrics methods and applications; Health economics and Pharmacoeconomics evaluations (economic impact analysis, programmatic cost analysis, cost-benefit, cost-effectiveness, and cost-utility analysis); and return on investment. His current and recent contributions are in the area of disease burden economic evaluation, financial toxicity of cancer, health services research, public health, and medical programs and policies. Some of his selected most recent original research publications appeared in International Scientific Indexed (ISI) journals and international conference proceedings. He also has numerous monographs, report evaluations, and other publications across many countries in Europe, North America, Middle East, and Africa.

Dr. Da’ar is a member of numerous scientific associations including the International Health Economists Association, American Economic Association, American Public Health Association, Oncology society research society among others.
Some of Dr. Da’ar’s recent health-related