Biostatistics and Epidemiology

Faculty and Staff

Sohaila Cheema

Sohaila Cheema, MBBS, MPH is the Director, Division of Global and Public Health (GPH) and an Instructor in Healthcare Policy and Research at Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar (WCMC-Q). Dr. Cheema is the co-director of the two credit pre-medical course, Health and Disease: A Global Perspective. Additionally, she teaches and actively participates in the Public Health Clerkship for senior medical students. Moreover, she presents seminars to community medicine residents at Hamad Medical Corporation on topics of public health interest. Dr. Cheema actively collaborates with private and government institutions on programmatic activities aimed at promoting health awareness, disease prevention and self-care in the State of Qatar. Dr. Cheema is WCMC-Q’s manager for the Global Education in Medicine Exchange (GEMx) program, administered by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG). She serves on or has served on many Qatari government/medical school committees. She supervises the Global Health Education and Research Program, which provides unique experiential learning and research opportunities to WCMC-Q medical students at Weill Bugando in Tanzania.

Her research interests are multidisciplinary with an emphasis on non-communicable disease paradigm particularly in the areas of obesity and diabetes and the epidemiology of road traffic crashes and injuries. She has published several research articles in peer-reviewed journals, notably “Impact of Migrant Workers on the Human Development Index” in Perspectives in Public Health, 2013 and “Adolescent Prediabetes in a High Risk Middle East Country: A Cross-sectional Study” in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, 2014.

Dr. Cheema received her medical degree from Dow Medical College, Pakistan and her Master of Public Health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA. She is currently pursuing a fellowship in Integrative Medicine from the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, University of Arizona.

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