Deanship of Research And Doctoral Studies
عمادة الدراسات وبحوث الدكتوراه
Prof. Samer Hamidi
academic title and school
Academic title
Ph.D. Program Chair
School Affiliation
Contact Info

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Research

Healthcare Management
Healthcare Systems
Health Policy And Planning
Health Care Finance
Health Economics

Education

Doctor of Public Health (Health Systems Management)
Master of Public Health (International Health Systems Management)
Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy

Professional experience

Professor Samer Hamidi is a professor at School of Health and Environmental Studies. He has 20 years of teaching and research experience in the fields of public health, health management, and online learning. He designed, developed, and delivered courses at the bachelor, master, and doctoral levels. He also led the accreditation of public health and health management programs. He is locally and internationally recognized scholar, an associate editor, editorial board member, and peer reviewer for several international journals. He co-authored more than 100 peer-reviewed academic papers published in well-regarded journals. 

Recent publications

  • Dieleman, L. Sadat, N. Chang, Y. Fullman, N. Abbafati, C. Acharya, P. Adou, K. Kiadaliri, A. Alam, K. Alizadeh-Navaei, R. Hamidi, S. and Alkerwi, A. (2018). Trends in future health financing and coverage: future health spending and universal health coverage in 188 countries, 2016-2040. The Lancet.
  • Dieleman, J. Haakenstad, A. Micah, A. Moses, M. Abbafati, C. Acharya, P. Adhikari, B. Adou, K. Kiadaliri, A. Alam, K. Hamidi, S. and Alizadeh-Navaei, R. (2018). Spending on health and HIV/AIDS: domestic health spending and development assistance in 188 countries, 1995–2015. The Lancet.
  • GBD 2015 Risk Factors Collaborators, Hamidi, S. (2017). Global, regional, and national comparative risk assessment of 84 behavioral, environmental and occupational, and metabolic risks or clusters of risks, 1990–2016: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016. The Lancet, 390(10100), 1345-1422.
  • GBD 2015 DALYs and HALE collaborators, Hamidi, S. (2017). Global, regional, and national disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs) for 333 diseases and injuries and healthy life expectancy (HALE) for 195 countries and territories, 1990–2016: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016. The Lancet, 390(10100), 1260-1344.
  • GBD 2015 Disease and Injury Incidence and Prevalence Collaborators, Hamidi, S. (2017). Global, regional, and national incidence, prevalence, and years lived with disability for 328 diseases and injuries for 195 countries, 1990–2016: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016. The Lancet, 390(10100), 1211-1259.
  • GBD 2015 Causes of Death Collaborators, Hamidi, S. (2017). Global, regional, and national age-sex specific mortality for 264 causes of death, 1980–2016: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016. The Lancet, 390(10100), 1051-1210.
  • GBD 2015 Mortality collaborators, Hamidi, S. (2017). Global, regional, and national under-5 mortality, adult mortality, age-specific mortality, and life expectancy, 1970–2016: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016. The Lancet, 390(10100), 1084-1150.
  • Mokdad, A. GBD regional collaborators. Hamidi, S. (2017). Danger ahead: The burden of diseases, injuries, and risk factors in the Eastern Mediterranean Region, 1990–2015: Findings from the Global Burden of Disease 2015 study. International Journal of Public Health
  • Mokdad, A. GBD regional collaborators. Hamidi, S. (2017). Burden of vision loss in the Eastern Mediterranean Region, 1990–2015: Findings from the Global Burden of Disease 2015 study. International Journal of Public Health
  • Mokdad, A. GBD regional collaborators. Hamidi, S. (2017). Burden of cardiovascular diseases in the Eastern Mediterranean Region, 1990–2015: Findings from the Global Burden of Disease 2015 study. International Journal of Public Health
  • Fitzmaurice, C. GBD regional collaborators. Hamidi, S. (2017). Burden of cancer in the Eastern Mediterranean Region, 2005–2015: Findings from the Global Burden of Disease 2015 study. International Journal of Public Health
  • Mokdad, A. GBD regional collaborators. Hamidi, S. (2017). Maternal mortality and morbidity burden in the Eastern Mediterranean Region: Findings from the Global Burden of Disease 2015 study. International Journal of Public Health
  • Mokdad, A. GBD regional collaborators. Hamidi, S. (2017). Diabetes mellitus and chronic kidney disease in the Eastern Mediterranean Region: Findings from the Global Burden of Disease 2015 study. International Journal of Public Health
  • Mokdad, A. GBD regional collaborators. Hamidi, S. (2017). Neonatal, infant, and under-5 mortality and morbidity burden in the Eastern Mediterranean Region: Findings from the Global Burden of Disease 2015 study. International Journal of Public Health
  • Mokdad, A. GBD regional collaborators. Hamidi, S. (2017). Burden of obesity in the Eastern Mediterranean Region: Findings from the Global Burden of Disease 2015 study. International Journal of Public Health
  • Mokdad, A. GBD regional collaborators. Hamidi, S. (2017). Adolescent health in the Eastern Mediterranean Region: Findings from the Global Burden of Disease 2015 study. International Journal of Public Health
  • Mokdad, A. GBD regional collaborators. Hamidi, S. (2017). Transport injuries and deaths in the Eastern Mediterranean Region: Findings from the Global Burden of Disease 2015 study. International Journal of Public Health
  • Mokdad, A. GBD regional collaborators. Hamidi, S. (2017). Burden of diarrhea in the Eastern Mediterranean Region, 1990–2015: Findings from the Global Burden of Disease 2015 study. International Journal of Public Health
  • Mokdad, A. GBD regional collaborators. Hamidi, S. (2017). Intentional injuries in the Eastern Mediterranean Region, 1990–2015: Findings from the Global Burden of Disease 2015 study. International Journal of Public Health
  • Mokdad, A. GBD regional collaborators. Hamidi, S. (2017). HIV in the Eastern Mediterranean Region: Findings from the Global Burden of Disease 2015 study. International Journal of Public Health
  • Mokdad, A. GBD regional collaborators. Hamidi, S. (2017). Burden of lower respiratory infections in the Eastern Mediterranean Region between 1990 and 2015: Findings from the Global Burden of Disease 2015 study. International Journal of Public Health 
  • Mokdad, A. GBD regional collaborators. Hamidi, S. (2017). The burden of mental disorders in the Eastern Mediterranean Region, 1990–2015: Findings from the Global Burden of Disease 2015 study. International Journal of Public Health 
  • Barber, R. M., Fullman, N., Sorensen, R. J., Bollyky, T., McKee, M., Nolte, E., ... Hamidi, S.  & Abd-Allah, F. (2017). Healthcare Access and Quality Index based on mortality from causes amenable to personal health care in 195 countries and territories, 1990–2015: a novel analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015. The Lancet. 
  • Dieleman, J., Campbell, M., Chapin, A., Eldrenkamp, E., Fan, V. Y., Haakenstad, A., Hamidi, S.  ... & Reynolds, A. (2017). Evolution and patterns of global health financing 1995–2014: development assistance for health, and government, prepaid private, and out-of-pocket health spending in 184 countries. The Lancet.
  • Dieleman, J., Campbell, M., Chapin, A., Eldrenkamp, E., Fan, V. Y., Haakenstad, A., Hamidi, S., ... & Reynolds, A. (2017). Future and potential spending on health 2015–40: development assistance for health, and government, prepaid private, and out-of-pocket health spending in 184 countries. The Lancet.
  • Global reduced glomerular filtration rate collaborators, Hamidi, S. (2017). Global Cardiovascular and Renal Outcomes of Reduced GFR. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology 
  • Moradi-Lakeh, M., Forouzanfar, M. H., Vollset, S. E., El Bcheraoui, C., Daoud, F., Afshin, A. Hamidi, S., ... & Kiadaliri, A. A. (2017). Burden of musculoskeletal disorders in the Eastern Mediterranean Region, 1990–2013: findings from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
  • Raghid Charara, Mohammad Forouzanfar, Mohsen Naghavi, Maziar Moradi-Lakeh, Hamidi, S. et al. (2017). The Burden of Mental Disorders in the Eastern Mediterranean Region, 1990-2013. PLOS ONE, 12 (1), e0169575
  • Moradi-Lakeh, M., Forouzanfar, M. H., El Bcheraoui, C., Daoud, F., Afshin, A., Hanson, S. W., ... & Mokdad, A. H. Hamidi, S. et al. (2017). High Fasting Plasma Glucose, Diabetes, and Its Risk Factors in the Eastern Mediterranean Region, 1990–2013: Findings From the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013. Diabetes Care, 40 (1), 22-29.
  • GBD 2015 Mortality collaborators, Hamidi, S. (2016). Global, regional, and national life expectancy, all-cause and cause-specific mortality for 249 causes of death, 1980–2015: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015. The Lancet, 388 (10053), 1459-1544
  • GBD 2015 Maternal Mortality collaborators, Hamidi, S. (2016). Maternal mortality 1990 to 2015: A systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors 2015 Study. The Lancet, 388 (10053), 1775-1812 
  • GBD 2015 DALYs and HALE collaborators, Hamidi, S. (2016). Global, regional, and national disability?adjusted life years (DALYs) for 315 diseases and injuries and healthy life expectancy (HALE) for 195 countries and territories, 1990?2015: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors (GBD) 2015 Study. The Lancet, 388(10053), 1603-1658
  • GBD 2015 Sustainable Development Goals collaborators, Hamidi, S. (2016). Measuring the health-related Sustainable Development Goals in 188 countries: A baseline analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015. The Lancet, 388 (10053), 1813-1850
  • GBD 2015 Child Mortality collaborators, Hamidi, S. (2016). Global, regional, national, and selected subnational levels of stillbirths, neonatal, infant, and under?5 mortality during 1980?2015: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015. The Lancet, 388 (10053), 1725-1774
  • GBD 2015 Disease and Injury Incidence and Prevalence Collaborators, Hamidi, S. (2016). Global, regional, and national incidence, prevalence, and years lived with disability for 310 diseases and injuries, 1990-2015: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015. The Lancet, 388 (10053), 1545-1602
  • GBD 2015 Risk Factors Collaborators, Hamidi, S. (2016). Global, regional and national comparative risk assessment of 79 behavioural, environmental and occupational, and metabolic risks or clusters of risks in 195 countries, 1990-2015: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015. The Lancet, 388(10053), 1659-1724.
  • Regional Burden of Disease Collaborators, Hamidi, S. (2016). Burden of Diarrhoea in the Eastern Mediterranean Region, 2013. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 95 (6), 1319-1329. 
  • Hamidi, S., & Akinci, F. (2016). Measuring efficiency of health systems of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region using stochastic frontier analysis. Journal of Applied Health Economics and Health Policy, 1-11.
  • Hamidi, S. (2016). Measuring technical efficiency of governmental hospitals in Palestine using stochastic frontier analysis. Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation, 14(3), 1-12. 
  • Hamidi, S., Aboullaban, Y., Alhamad, S., & Meirambayeva, A. (2016). Patient cost sharing for ambulatory neuropsychiatric services in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. International Journal of Mental Health Systems, 10(1), 1. 
  • Regional burden of disease collaborators, Hamidi, S. (2016). Health in Times of Uncertainty: Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors in the Eastern Mediterranean Region, 1990-2013. Lancet Global Health, 4 (10), e704-e713
  • GBD 2015 HIV collaborators, Hamidi, S. (2016). Global, regional, and national HIV incidence, prevalence, and mortality, 1980?2015: results from the Global Burden of Disease study 2015. The Lancet HIV, 3 (8), E361-E387
  • Hamidi, S. Narci, H. Akinci, F. & Nacakgedi?i, O. (2016). Examining health care spending trends over a decade: the Palestinian case. Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 21(12), 861-870.
  • Khansaheb, H., Hussein, A., Hamidi, S., Brown, D., & Younis, M. (2016). Assessment of preventive health services provided to adolescents in Dubai. Journal of Health and Human Services Administration, 39(1), 99-123.  
  • Ismail, S., Abu-Gharbieh, E., & Hamidi, S. (2016). Examining the patterns of prescription and utilization of asthma medications in United Arab Emirates. Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, 15(5), 1061-1068
  • Mahate, A. Hamidi, S., & Akinci, F. (2016). Measuring the effect of size on technical efficiency of the United Arab Emirates hospitals. Global Journal of Health Science.
  • Awofeso, N., Hassan, M., & Hamidi, S. (2016). Individual and collaborative technology-mediated learning using question & answer online discussion forums–perceptions of Public Health learners in Dubai, UAE. Open Learning: The Journal of Open, Distance and e-Learning, 1-11.
  • Mahate, A., & Hamidi, S. (2016). Frontier efficiency of hospitals in the United Arab Emirates: an application of data envelopment analysis. Journal of Hospital Administration, 5(1), 7-17.  
  • Mosallam, R., Hamidi, S., & Elrefaay, M. (2015). Turnover intention among intensive care Unit nurses in Alexandria, Egypt. The Journal of the Egyptian Public Health Association, 90(2), 46-51.  
  • Hamidi, S. (2015). Utilization of outpatient services by elderly in Dubai: evidence for policy makers and its implication for health system. Aging International Journal, 40(1), 54-69. 
  • Awofeso, N., Hamidi, S., Moussa, M., & Elsergany, M. (2015). Preventing insurance fraud in Dubai, a risk management approach. International Journal of Excellence in Healthcare Management, 5(1), 1-11.
  • Hamidi, S. (2015). Health services financing and delivery: analysis of policy options for Dubai, United Arab Emirates. ClinicoEconomics and Outcomes Research: CEOR, 7, 133.
  • Hamidi, S., & Akinci, F. (2015). Examining the health care payment reforms in Abu Dhabi. The International Journal of Health Planning and Management, 30(2), E69-E82.
  • Al-Naqbi, S., Hamidi, S., Younis, M., & Rivers, P. (2014). Determinants of employment satisfaction with services of human resources department in Fujairah Medical District of the United Arab Emirates. Journal of Health Management, 16(2), 271–287. 
  • Akinci, F., Hamidi, S., Suvankulov, F., & Akhmedjonov, A. (2014). Examining the association between health financing and health outcomes. Journal of Health Care Finance, 41(1), 1-23. 
  • Hamidi, S. (2014). Evidence from the national health account: the case of Dubai. Risk Management and Healthcare Policy, 7(1), 163-175.
  • Hamidi, S., Shaban, S., Mahate, A., & Younis, M. (2014). Health care reform and the development of health insurance plans: The Case of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, UAE. Journal of Health Care Finance, 40(3), 47–66.
  • Hamidi, S. (2014). Integrating e-Learning into Health Care Education: the Case of HBMSU. International Journal of Excellence in Education, 6(1), 1-12.
  • Awofeso, N. Hamidi, S., Rammohan, A. Wang, C. (2014). Correlates of tobacco use and physical activity among Emirati citizens and non?citizens residents in Dubai, UAE. Global Journal of Medicine and Public Health, 3(4).
  • Abdulla, N., Hamidi, S., Younis, M., & Parkash, J. (2013). Consumer awareness of health risks of arsenic, cadmium, chromium, and lead present in cosmetic and personal care products in Dubai, Journal of Community Medicine and Health Education, 3(4).
  • Younis, R., Younis, M., Hamidi, S., Musmar, M., & Mawson, A. (2011). Causes of traumatic brain injuries in patients admitted to Rafidia, Al-Ittihad and Specialized Arab Hospitals in Palestine, Brain Injury, 25(3), 282-291. 
  • Hamidi, S. (2011). Enhancing the learner experience: assessing learners’ utilization of communicative tools in online health courses, International Journal of Excellence in Health Care Management, 4(1).
  • Hamidi, S. (2010). Description of health services delivery in the Palestinian areas, International Journal of Excellence in Health Care Management, 3(1), 1-9.
  • Younis, M., Barhem B., Hamidi, S., Inungu J., Prater G., & Okeefe A. (2009). The case for regulatory reform in the business and healthcare environments, Journal of Health and Human Services Administration, 32(3), 334-341.
  • Younis, M., Hamidi, S., Forgione, D., & Hartmann M. (2009). Rational use effects of implementing an essential medicines list: effects on pricing and utilization, Expert Reviews of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research Journal, 9(3), 243-50.
  • Hamidi, S., Younis, M., & Forgione, D. (2008). Implementing an essential medicines list: effects on pricing and utilization in West Bank, Journal of Health Care Finance, 34(4), 10–30.