Dr. Anwar Ahmed

His research has led to more than 80 scientific publications in refereed journals (3 methodological articles), and he plans to continue to publish. His publications focus on public health issues relevant in Arab and African regions and globally. He has successfully supervised 14 MPH students.

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Research focuses
the development and applications of statistical and computational methods for clinical and health research studies in the fields of statistics in medicine, infectious diseases, cancer, obesity, and sleep health.

Work Experience

His record of awarded research grants shows four proposals funded by King Abdullah International Medical Research Center (KAIMRC) and King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), and currently two proposals have been submitted for funding by KACST, in addition to internal and external grants awarded for his students’ research. Services He acts as a reviewer for research grants funding applications for KAIMRC and KACST.

Researcher Award for the Academic & Research Track of the 10th MNG-HA Annual Research Award for 2017.

Select Publications
Ahmed AE. Diagnostic delays in 537 symptomatic cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus infection in Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2017 Sep 1;62:47-51. Impact Factor: 2.532
Ahmed AE. Estimating survival rates in MERS-CoV patients 14 and 45 days after experiencing symptoms and determining the differences in survival rates by demographic data, disease characteristics and regions: a worldwide study. Epidemiol Infect. 2018 Mar;146(4):489-495. doi: 10.1017/S095026881700293X.. Impact Factor: 2.075 DOI:10.1017/S095026881700293X
Ahmed AE. The predictors of 3-and 30-day mortality in 660 MERS-CoV patients. BMC Infectious Diseases. 2017 Sep 11;17(1):615. DOI 10.1186/s12879-017-2712-2. Impact Factor: 2.69
Ahmed AE, Almuzaini AS, Alsadhan MA. et al. Health-Related Predictors of Quality of Life in Cancer Patients in Saudi Arabia . J Canc Educ (2017). doi:10.1007/s13187-017-1198-3. Impact factor: 1.368. DOI:10.1007/s13187-017-1198-3 Ahmed A, AlBuraikan D, ALMuqbil B, AlJohi W, Alanazi W, AlRasheed B, Readmissions and Emergency Department Visits after Bariatric Surgery at Saudi Arabian Hospital: The Rates, Reasons, and Risk Factors. Obes Facts 2017;10:432-443. Impact Factor: 2.4.


PhD - Biostatistics / Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, USA, 2010
Masters - Statistics / Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, USA, 2004
B.Sc- Applied Statistics and Demography / University of Gezira, Sudan, 2001