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Mustafa Afifi

Associate Professor


Conducted and participated in many research as shown below in publications section 6 majoring the following

NCDs and Mental Health and Reproductive health and gender issues

All Publications and presentations are below mentioned.

Courses in Research Methods from the American University Cairo (AUC),

Courses in in Research Ethics from Kuwa Zulu Natal University, Durben, SouthAfrica.

Certificate of Completion of NIDA Clinical Trial Network valid till 14/01/2018

Singapore Medical Association AWARD for two times. The Reviewer Distinction Award for the Singapore Medical Journal for the years 2007 and 2009/2010.

Clinical Experience (Before Holding DrPH on Jan 1997- Most recent first)

Oct 1993- Jan 1997

Dr.P.H Scholarship from High Institute of Public Health, Alexandria University

  • Attending lectures and preparing seminars supervised by my professors and assistant professors.
  • Collecting data in field work for my DrPH thesis and other scientific papers.
  • Participating in teaching and medical conferences.

August 1991- Oct 1993

School Health Doctor- MoH- Oman

  • Carrying out the routine medical examination for school students.
  • Provision of consultation services to individual students, students referred by the school health nurse, teachers or parents.
  • Referral of complicated cases to secondary or tertiary care.
  • Follow up of chronic medical cases.
  • Health education for the school students and the community.
  • Supervision of the work of health inspector regarding the school environment.
  • Attending parents- teachers meeting held in the schools.

Dec 1986 - Sept 1989

Resident Internal Medicine- Alexandria Main University Hospital

  • Management of patients in the medical ward, OPD, and causality.
  • Participation in the academic activities in the Faculty of medicine as medical conferences
  • Preparing for M.S degree collecting hospital- based data for M.S Thesis.
  • During my residency program I have got Masters Degree in Internal Medicine, Alexandria University.

March 1985 - Dec 1986

House officer and GP in Alexandria Main University Hospital & Ministry of Health



  1. Member of the Egyptian Medical Council (from March 1986 till date)
  2. Member of the International Association For Medical Education (AMEE)

since 2015 till date)

  1. Member of the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME) since 2005 till date
  2. Member of the Eastern-Mediterranean-Association-of-Medical-Editors

(EMAME) since 2005 till date

  1. Ex- Member of the American Public health Association (APHA). 6- Ex- Member of the Editorial Board, the Saudi medical Journal.
  1. Ex- Associate Editor- in- Chief, Oman Medical Journal
  2. Member of the International Advisory Board, Oman Medical Journal. [ PubMed Indexed]

  1. Member of the Editorial Board of Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology. [ PubMed Indexed]

  1. Reviewer for many international PubMed- indexed peer review medical journals.
  2. Member of the Editorial Board of ISRN Cardiology.
  3. Member of the Editorial Board of Open Access Journal of Contraception.

  1. Member of the Editorial Board of Our Demography Online

1- Published papers in peer reviewed journals:


  1. Afifi M. Study of School Adolescent Depression In The South Sharqiya Region, Oman.

The Journal of Bahrain Medical Society. 2000; 12(1): 27-30.


  1. Afifi M. Prediction & Prevention Of Adolescent Suicidal Behavior In Alexandria Secondary Schools. The Journal of Bahrain Medical Society. 2000; 12(3): 134-138.


  1. Al Riyami AA, Sulaiman AJ, Afifi M, et al. Community- based study of common hereditary blood disorders in Oman. East Mediterr Health J. 2001;7(6): 1002-1011. (PMID: 15332742)


  1. Al Riyami AA, Afifi M. Hypertension in Oman: Distribution and Correlates. J Egypt Public Health Assoc. 2002; 67(3,4):384-407. (PMID: 17216969)


  1. Afifi M. Anemia In Pregnancy At South Sharqiya Health Centers, Oman. J Egypt Public Health Assoc. 2003;78(1-2):39-54. (PMID: 17219910)


  1. Al Riyami AA , Afifi M. Prevalence and Correlates of obesity and central obesity among Omani adults. Saudi Med J 2003;24(6): 641-646. (PMID: 12847595)


  1. Al Riyami AA , Afifi M. Distribution and Correlates of total impaired Fasting Glucose in Oman. East Mediterr Health J. 2003;9(3): 377-89. (PMID:15751931)


  1. Al Riyami AA , Afifi M. Clustering of Cardiovascular risk Factors Among Omani Adults. East Mediterr Health J. 2003;9(5/6): 893-903.(PMID: 16450519)


  1. Al Riyami AA, Afifi M. Determinants of Women Fertility in Oman. Saudi Med J 2003;24(7): 748-753. (PMID:12883607)


  1. Al Riyami AA, Afifi M. The relation of Smoking to Body Mass Index and central obesity among Omani male Saudi Med J 2003;24(8): 875-80 . (PMID: 12939676)


  1. Al Riyami AA, Afifi M. Accuracy Of Self-Reporting Of Diabetes Mellitus And Hypertension And its Determinants Among Omani Adults. Saudi Med J 2003;24(9): 1025-6 (PMID: 12973495)


  1. Al Riyami AA, Afifi M. Women Empowerment and Marital Fertility in Oman. J Egypt Public Health Assoc.. 2003;78(1-2):55-72. (PMID: 17219911)


  1. Al Riyami AA, Afifi M. Smoking in Oman: prevalence and Characteristics of smokers. East Mediterr Health J. 2004;10(4/5): 601-609. (PMID:16335652)


  1. Al Riyami AA, Afifi M, Mabry R. Women’s autonomy, education and employment in Oman and their influence on contraceptive use. Reproductive Health Matters. 2004;12(23):144-154 (PMID:15242223)


  1. Al Riyami AA, Afifi M. Fathalla MM. Gynecological and related morbidities among Ever - married Omani Women. African Journal of Reproductive Health 2004 Dec;8(3):188-97. (PMID: 17348335)


  1. Afifi M. Authorship: credit and disputes. Saudi Med J 2004;25(11):1742-3. (PMID: 15573219)


  1. Afifi M. Research to Policy: Horses for Courses. Saudi Med J. 2004;25(12):2028. (PMID: 15711696)


  1. Afifi M. Adolescent use of health services in Alexandria, Egypt: :association with mental health problems.. East Mediterr Health J. 2004;10(1/2):64-71 (PMID: 16201710)


  1. Afifi M. Analysis of mental health publications from Arab countries in PubMed, 1987-2002. Neurosciences Journal. 2004;9(2):447-452.


  1. Afifi M. Depression, Aggression and Suicide ideation among Adolescents in Alexandria, Egypt. Neurosciences Journal 2004;9(3):447-453.


  1. Afifi M. Mental health publications from the Arab world cited in PubMed, 1987-2002. East Mediterr Health J. 2005;11(3):319-28. (PMID: 16602450)


  1. Al Riyami AA, Afifi M. Fathalla MM. Reliability of Omani women self- reporting ofreproductive health morbidities. Med Princ Pract. 2005 Mar-Apr;14(2):92-7. (PMID: 15785100)
  2. Al-Riyami A, Afifi M, Mahmoud M. Diabetes in Oman. Saudi Med J 2005;26(6): 1015-6. (PMID: 15983699)


  1. Jaffer YA, Afifi M. Adolescents’ Reproductive Health And Gender Roles Attitudes In Oman. Saudi Med J 2005;26(2):234-40. (PMID: 15770297)


  1. Jaffer YA, Afifi M. Adolescents Attitudes Toward Gender Roles and women empowerment in Oman. East Mediterr Health J. 2005;11(4):805-18 (PMID:16700397 )


  1. Jaffer YA, Afifi M. Al Agami F, Alouhaishi K. Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices of Secondary- Schools Pupils in Oman: 1- Health- compromising behaviors. East Mediterr Health J, 2006; 12(1/2):35-49 (PMID:17037220 )


  1. Jaffer YA, Afifi M. Al Agami F, Alouhaishi K. Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices ofSecondary- Schools Pupils in Oman: II- Reproductive Health. East Mediterr Health J, 2006; 12(1/2):.50-60 (PMID:17037221 )
  2. Afifi M. Falls and depression in elderly population. Saudi Med J 2006;27(1):128-9. (PMID:16432619) 29- Afifi M. Depression in adolescents: gender differences in Oman and Egypt. East Mediterr Health J.

2006;12(1/2): (PMID: 17037222)


  1. Afifi M, Arabi Y. Study designs in health research. Saudi Med J 2006;27(2):238-9 (PMID:16501702)


  1. Afifi M. Assessment of the nutritional status of the elderly: Is ambiguity an aesthetic principle? Saudi Med J 2006;27(3):447-(PMID:16598348)


  1. Afifi M. Reviewing the correspondence section in the Saudi Medical Journal 2000-2004. Saudi Med J 2006;27(6):908-10 (PMID:16758067)


  1. Afifi M. Risk factors of breast cancer in women in Kelantan, Malaysia. Singapore Med J 2006 ;47(6):551 (PMID:16752028)


  1. Afifi M. Antecedent risk factors and their control in young patients with a first myocardial infarction. Singapore Med J 2006 ;47(6): 554-5 (PMID:16752030)


  1. Afifi M. Risk factors for hypertension in the United Arab Emirates. East Mediterr Health J. 2006 Sep;12(5):705-6 (PMID: 17333815)


  1. Afifi M. Diabetic nephropathy. East Mediterr Health J. 2006 Sep;12(5):703-4; (PMID 17333814 )


  1. Afifi M. Encouraging letters to the editor in EMHJ. East Mediterr Health J. 2006 ;12(6):933-4. (PMID: 17333846)


  1. Afifi M. Serum resistin, adiposity, and insulin resistance in Saudi women: conflicting data orstatistical flow. Ann Saudi Med. 2006;26(2):156 (PMID:16761459)


  1. Afifi M. Childhood obesity in Iraq: a gender perspective. Ann Saudi Med 2006;26(3):243 (PMID:16861865)


  1. Afifi M. Metabolic syndrome in Saudi Arabia. Saudi Med J. 2006;27(7):1087 (PMID:16830045)


  1. Afifi M. Ensuring the quality of peer review process. Saudi Med J. 2006;27(8):1253 (PMID:16883466)


  1. Afifi M. Reviewing the correspondence section in the Bull WHO 2000-2004. Published in 2006


  1. Afifi M. Adolescents' health: are we doing enough in mental health? Singapore Medical Journal 2006;47(8): 737 (PMID:16752028)


  1. Afifi M, Al Riyami A, Morsi M, Al Kharusi H. Depressive symptoms among high school adolescents in Oman. East Mediterr Health J. 2006;12 Suppl 2:S126-37. (PMID: 17361684 )
  2. Afifi M. Adolescents’ suicide in the Middle East: Ostrich head in sand. Bull World Health Organ 2006;84(10):840 (PMID:17128365)



  1. Afifi M. Positive health practices and depressive symptoms among high school adolescents in Oman. Singapore Medical Journal 2006;47(11): 960-6. (PMID:17075664)


  1. Afifi M. Honorary authorship: Is it really an honor? East Mediterr Health J. 2007;13(2):475-7. (PMID: 17684871)


  1. Afifi M. Health locus of control beliefs and smoking in Kuwait: could the data tell us more. East Mediterr Health J, 2007;13(2):477-9 (PMID: 17684870)


  1. Afifi M. Accuracy of clinical diagnosis versus echocardiography in evaluating hear murmurs: how to measure accuracy? Saudi Med J. 2007;28(1):155. PMID: 17206316


  1. Afifi M. Gender differences in mental health. Singapore Med J. 2007;48(5):385-91. (PMID: 17453094)



  1. Afifi M. Clinical spectrum of Parkinson’s disease in Pakistan. Singapore Med J. 2007 ;48(5):484-5. (PMID: 17453113)


  1. Afifi M. Psychiatric morbidity in patients referred to an insomnia clinic. Singapore Med J. 2007 ;48(5):479- 80. (PMID: 17453109)


  1. Afifi M. Plagiarism is not a fair play. Lancet. 2007;369(9571):1428. (PMID: 17467508)


  1. Afifi M. Female Genital Mutilation in Egypt. Lancet. 2007;369(9576):1858. (PMID: 17544761)


  1. Afifi M. Violence and the Millennium Development Goals in Egypt. Lancet 2007;370:1034. (PMID: 17889241)
  2. Afifi M. Comparative evaluation of obesity measures: relationship with blood pressures and hypertension. . Singapore Med J. 2007;48(6): 594. (PMID: 17538767)


  1. Al Riyami A, Afifi M, Morci M, Mabry R. A National study of gynecological morbidities in Oman: Effect of womens’ autonomy. Saudi Med J. 2007 ;28(6):881-90. (PMID: 17530104)


  1. Afifi M. Analysis of Saudi Med J publications in PubMed, 2001-2006. Saudi Med J. 2007 ;28(7):477-9. (PMID: 17603734)


  1. Afifi M. Lactational amenorrhea method for family planning and women empowerment in Egypt. Singapore Med J. 2007;48(8):758-62. (PMID: 17657386)


  1. Afifi M. Egyptian health publications in PubMed, 1996-2005. J Egypt Public Health Assoc. 2007;82(1- 2):91-104. (PMID: 18217326 )


  1. Afifi M. Pre- hospital period in patients with myocardial infarction in Turkey: methodological and statistical pitfalls. Saudi Med J. 2007 Sep;28(9):1464-5. ( PMID: 17768490)


  1. Afifi M. PubMed indexed duplicate publications in the last decade 1996-2006. Ann Saudi Med. 2007;27(4):302-4. (PMID: 17684436)


  1. Afifi M. The bi-directional link between Men’s and women’s mental health. Singapore Med J 2007;48(10):971-2 (PMID: 17906987)


  1. Afifi M, von Bothmer M. Egyptian women’s attitude and beliefs about female genital cutting and its association with childhood maltreatment. Nurs Health Sci 2007; 9(4):270-6 (PMID: 17958676)


  1. Afifi M. Health locus of control and depressive symptoms among adolescents in Alexandria, Egypt. East Mediterr Health J. 2007;13(5):75-84. (PMID: 18290396)


  1. Bener A, Micallef R, Afifi M, et al. Association between type 2 diabetes mellitus and Helicobacter pylori infection. Turk J Gastroenterol. 2007 Dec;18(4):225-9 (PMID: 18080918)


  1. Bener A, Al-Ansari A, Al-Hamaq AO, Elbagi IE, Afifi M. Prevalence of erectile dysfunction among hypertensive and nonhypertensive Qatari men. Medicina (Kaunas). 2007;43(11):870-8. (PMID: 18084144)


  1. Bener A, Al-ansari A, Afifi M ,Prasad v K. Erectile dysfunction among hypertensive men in a rapidly developing country. Indian J Urol 2007; 23:109-13.


  1. Afifi M. Bener A. Research to policy in the Arab world: Lost in translation. Middle-East Journal of Family Medicine 2007;5(6) :3-9



  1. Afifi M. Predictors of obstructive sleep apnea in snorers : Statistical flaws. Ann Saudi Med. 2008 Jan-Feb;28(1):60. (PMID: 18299658)


  1. Al Mandhary A, Al Zakwani I, Afifi M. Primary Health Care consumers’ acceptance, trust and gender preferences towards Omani doctors. Accepted in Oman Medical journal 12 Feb 2008.
  2. Afifi M. Emotional and behavioural problems in Singaporean children based on parent, teacher and child reports. Sing Med J 2008;49(5):


  1. Al Shafaee M, Al-Shukaili S , Rizvi S, Al Farsi Y, Khan M , Ganguly S, Afifi M , Al Adawi S. Knowledge and perception of diabetes in a semi-urban Omani population. BMC Public Health 2008, 8:249. PMID: 18644163


  1. AfifiM. Wealth index association with gender issues and reproductive health of Egyptian women. Nurs Health Sci. 2009;11(1):29-36 (PMID: 19298306)


  1. Afifi M. Women empowerment and the intention to continue the practice of female genital cutting in Egypt. Arch Iran Med. 2009;12(2):154-60. (PMID: 19249886)


  1. Afifi M. Physical Violence and Some Reproductive Health Variables among Currently Married Egyptian Women. J Egypt Public Health Assoc. 2008;83(1-2):49-66 (PMID= 18992203)


  1. Afifi M. Audit on cardiovascular disease preventive care in general practice. Sing Med J 2008;49(11):956. (PMID= 19037566)


  1. Afifi M. Child disciplinary actions and women exposure to marital violence in Egypt. published in 2nd issue of Journal of Hainan Medical College, ISSN 007-1237,CN 46-1046/R,2009


  1. Afifi M. Lactational amenorrhoea and modern contraceptives use among nursing women in Egypt Demographic Health Survey, 2003 . Oman Medical Journal 2008; Vol. 23, Issue 2.

URL: traceptives%20Use%20among%20Nursing%20Women%20in%20Egypt%202003.html


  1. Afifi M. Comment on : Lifestyle, reproductive factors and risk of gallbladder cancer. Singapore Med J. 2009;50(11):1114- PMID 19960170


  1. Afifi M. Egyptian ever married women's attitude toward discontinuation of female genital cutting. Singapore Med J. 2010;51(1):15-30 PMID 2020077


  1. Al Mandhary A, Afifi M, Hassan A, Haw D. Perceived health status and women satisfaction with primary health care services in Oman. Accepted by the SQUMJ on Nov-2009


  1. Osman O, Afifi M. Troubled Minds In The Gulf: Mental Health Research In The UAE (1989-2008). Asia- Pacific Journal of Public Health 2010;22(3 Supplement):48S-53S. PMID 20566533


  1. Afifi M. Physical violence, obstacles to accessing healthcare, and insurance coverage of Egyptian currently- married women. Annals of Tropical Medicine and Public Health. 2010;3(1):2-7 DOI: 10.4103/1755-6783.76176 6783;year=2010;volume=3;issue=1;spage=2;epage=7;aulast=Afifi;type=





  1. Afifi M. Sweet Democracy, Obesity and Eating Disorders among Egyptian Youth. Editorial Austin J Reprod Med Infertil. 2014;1(1): 2.


  1. Afifi M. The Skin: A mirror reflecting neuro psychiatric disorders. Editorial. Journal of Dermatology and Skin Biology. 2015;1(1):


  1. Afifi M. Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder and Atopic diseases: How much do we care?. Editorial. JJ Epidemiol Prevent. 2015; 1(1):001




  1. Afifi M. Narcissism among Medical Students: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly. J J Epidemiol Prevent. 2016, 2(2): 029.



  1. Afifi M et al. Emotional Intelligence, Self- Efficacy and Academic Performance among University Students.

IOSR Journal of Nursing and Health Science 2016; Volume 5, Issue 5 Ver. I (Sep. - Oct. 2016), PP 26-33


  1. Afifi M et al. Specialty preferences among two samples of medical and nursing students and its relationship with Emotional intelligence, and self-efficacy. RA Journal of Applied Research 2016; 2(9): 585-




  1. Afifi M (2017) Violence against Woman in the Developing World through a Primary Care Lens. JSM Women’s Health 2(1): 1002.


  1. Afifi M. Habitual Sleep Deprivation is Associated with Type 2 Diabetes: What Comes First? Oman Med J. 2017 May;32(3):261 (PMID: 28584612)
  2. Zaraa A, Moselhy H and Afifi M. Handbook of Mental Health Care Practice. April 2017. 97- Afifi M. Cross sectional study on lifelong learning's determinants among

medical students in RAK Medical & Health Sciences University, UAE. J Pak Med Assoc. 2018 Mar;68(3):394-399. PubMed PMID: 29540874.

96- Afifi M. et al. Genetic Polymorphism of Vitamin D Receptors and Diabetes Mellitus. Under review process.