Ibrahim A Bani, MD PhD

Member Title: Adjunct Professor Global Health Department
Organization: Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA



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Professor Bani is a Community physician with extensive experience in international public health, epidemiology, preventive and community medicine, health and development for developing countries.


Professor Bani is a public health physician by training with over fifteen years of experience in International Public Health. His teaching experience is extensive, including faculty appointments as an Assistant and Associate Professor (Community Health) at King Saud University, and as a lecturer at Gazera Medical School, which is internationally recognized for its innovative community-based training.


During his tenure at those academic institutions, he participated in many national training programs sponsored by WHO, USAID, and national governments of Saudi Arabia and Sudan and Iraq. In addition, he also worked as an adjutant professor at the International Health Department at George Washington University, USA and visiting Professor /Community Health at the American University Beirut.


Currently, Dr. Bani is an adjunct Professor at Global Health Department, Rollins School of Public Health Emory University, USA, and Professor and Chairperson Community Medicine and Health Care, Faculty of Medicine at Al-qunfudah, Umm Alqura University, Saudi Arabia. He was the associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies Faculty of Medicine (a community-oriented medical school), Jazan University, Saudi Arabia. Dr. Bani is a member of the Editorial Board for Tropical Medicine Reports J. and Food and Nutrition Disorders J. for 2 Journals and reviewers of the Saudi Medical Journal and Saudi Family and Community Medicine Journal.


Dr. Bani ‘s International experience is also extensive, including association with the Micronutrient Initiative (MI), World Bank, WHO, UNICEF, USAID, WFP, and UN Humanitarian Mission. During his association with the United Nations as International Health Observer, he monitored and evaluated ongoing health programs in Iraq. During and after the recent Iraq war Dr. Bani was the epidemiologist for South Iraq. He also worked with WHO as a consultant to evaluate regional management training programs in the Middle East and North Africa Region, and recently joined a WHO consultative group for developing Public Health Leadership and Networking. He has been a Professional Associate with the Institute of International Programs (Johns Hopkins School of Public Health) as a technical reviewer to assess Child Survival Programs funded by USAID. He was also been associated with UNHCR, to evaluate Health Manpower Needs for Ethiopian Refugee Camps in Sudan.

Academic Credentials:
– Fellowship in International Health the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health U.S.A.
– Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Royal College of Physicians, London, U.K.
– Ph.D. in Human Nutrition University of Surrey Guilford, England, U.K.
– Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MD) Khartoum Medical School, Sudan