Dr. Basema Saddik BAppSc(HIM), MPH, PhD
Dr Basema Saddik joined faculty of the Department of Health Informatics in September 2009. She has an undergraduate degree in Health Information Management from the University of Sydney and a MPH and PhD in Public Health from the University of New South Wales in Australia. Over the years, Dr Saddik has worked as a Health Information Manager, Research Associate, and Epidemiologist. Prior to joining the Department of Health Informatics, Dr Saddik worked as a lecturer in Health Informatics at the University of Sydney in Australia for several years. Dr Saddik’s research interests are in population health and specifically investigating the burden of disease in disadvantaged populations and the application of health informatics to improve health outcomes. Her PhD explored the neurotoxic effects of workplace solvent exposure in disadvantaged working children in Lebanon and has collaborated research efforts with the International Labor Organisation, UNICEF and the American University of Beirut in Lebanon. She has published her research widely both at international conferences and peer-reviewed journals. Her other research interests include the application and evaluation of health information systems in health care settings and experiential learning. Dr Saddik is also co-Principal Investigator on a project which has recently won a grant from the King Abdul-Aziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) / National Plan for Science and Technology (NPST) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.