Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Research Postgraduate







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Dr Mohammed Jawad is a PhD candidate at the Public Health Policy and Evaluation Unit, studying the impact of armed conflict on non-communicable disease risk and management among Palestine refugees in the Middle East.

Dr Jawad graduated with a medical degree from Imperial College London and holds a BSc in Management and Health Sciences from Imperial College Business School. He is an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow and Specialty Registrar in Public Health Medicine. He also has a Masters in Public Health and is a Member of the Faculty of Public Health (MFPH).

Dr Jawad has published over 70 academic papers, mainly in tobacco control, and is interested in the epidemiology of tobacco use and interventions to promote its cessation. His doctoral thesis is leading him towards a research focus on refugee health in Middle East in collaboration with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA).

Dr Jawad is a member of the Cochrane Tobacco Addictions Group and an editorial board member for Scientific Reports (Impact Factor 4.3) and BMC Public Health (Impact Factor 2.3). His doctoral studies are supported by the Medical Research Council.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Fouad FM, Sparrow A, Tarakji A, et al., 2017, Health workers and the weaponisation of health care in Syria: a preliminary inquiry for The Lancet-American University of Beirut Commission on Syria, The Lancet, Vol:390, ISSN:0140-6736, Pages:2516-2526

Waziry R, Jawad M, Ballout RA, et al., 2017, The effects of waterpipe tobacco smoking on health outcomes: an updated systematic review and meta-analysis, International Journal of Epidemiology, Vol:46, ISSN:0300-5771, Pages:32-43

Jawad M, Khader A, Millett C, 2016, Differences in tobacco smoking prevalence and frequency between adolescent Palestine refugee and non-refugee populations in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, and the West Bank: cross-sectional analysis of the Global Youth Tobacco Survey, Conflict and Health, Vol:10, ISSN:1752-1505

Siddiqi K, Shah S, Abbas SM, et al., 2015, Global burden of disease due to smokeless tobacco consumption in adults: analysis of data from 113 countries, BMC Medicine, Vol:13, ISSN:1741-7015

Jawad M, El Kadi L, Mugharbil S, et al., 2015, Waterpipe tobacco smoking legislation and policy enactment: a global analysis, Tobacco Control, Vol:24, ISSN:0964-4563, Pages:60-65

Dogar O, Jawad M, Shah SK, et al., 2014, Effect of Cessation Interventions on Hookah Smoking: Post-Hoc Analysis of a Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial, Nicotine & Tobacco Research, Vol:16, ISSN:1462-2203, Pages:682-688

Jawad M, Lee JT, Millett C, 2014, The Relationship between Waterpipe and Cigarette Smoking in Low and Middle Income Countries: Cross-Sectional Analysis of the Global Adult Tobacco Survey, PLOS One, Vol:9, ISSN:1932-6203

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