Dr. Wasif AlamDirector of Public Health and Safety Department
Dubai Health Authority
Dr. Wasif is currently the Director of Public Health & Safety at Dubai Health Authority-Head Quarter. Prior to this assignment he enjoyed 5 years, working as Public Health Consultant and Head of Occupational Health at the Supreme Council of Health, Qatar.
As a USA trained physician with a Doctor of Medicine (MD) and a Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH) degrees from USA he has has also earned a sub specialty in Occupational Medicine from the University of South Florida, College of Medicine, after his residency in Internal Medicine from a Johns Hopkins Affiliated Hospital in Baltimore, USA.
He has over 30 years of experience working in the health related fields in the USA, Middle East and Bangladesh. A big portion of the work has been conducted with organizations like the Johns Hopkins University, United Nations, and Ministries of Health.
His experience working with multiple health disciplines has made him a competent expert in both didactic and Public Health programs. He has authored chapters in various books on Occupational Medicine and Public Health and has published several research articles in the scientific medical journals.
Dr. Alam’s biggest strength is having wide range, multi-discipline education and experience in health arenas. He had been working as a Professor for over seven years at Universities of USA where he taught courses on Critical Issues in Global Health, Bioterrorism, and Health Care Leadership.