Mohammed Al-Saffar is a research assistant at the WHO Collaborating Center for Public Health Education and Training at Imperial College London.
He joined Imperial in 2016 before graduating from Imperial's MPH course (Health Systems and Services Stream) at the school of public health. His project was a systematic review on frequent attendance in primary care. His interest is focused on primary care provision, and the global burden of disease (GBD) research.
As part of the WHO CC unit, he works alongside researchers in the department of primary care and public health to publish the most up-to-date evidence relevant to primary care and population health. He is involved in systematic review projects investigating topics on vaccine safety and efficacy, occupational health, and diabetes with fellowship trainees and visiting researchers.
At present, Mohammed is currently collaborating with colleagues at the institute of health metrics and evaluation (IHME) in Washington, Seattle to explore current trends in maternal mortality data in the Eastern Mediterranean Region. Other projects will involve using the GBD platform to explore trends in non-communicable diseases around the globe.
For future research, he is interested in learning to collect and analyse data from the UK Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD) database and using quantitative research methods.