Nahla Gadalla

Member Title: Global Health Expert , SAMA Executive Director
Organization: Sudanese American Medical Association

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Nahla Gadalla is a Global Health expert on managing health services, clinical trials and health education. Nahla holds a PhD from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine on the Molecular Genetics of infectious diseases. Currently Dr. Gadalla is the Executive Director for Sudanese American Medical Association, USA. Prior to this position she worked at various research institutes in Sudan, UK and Saudi Arabia.

Dr. Gadalla is responsible for planning and managing the implementation of SAMA programs in Sudan and USA.

She has built strong and sustainable relationships with US industry and nonprofit organizations transitioning SAMA into a leading Sudanese American organization working on the health sector in Sudan.


  • Research Experience:

Oct 2012 , National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Bethesda, United States

Position:Post doctoral fellow

Nov 2010 – Aug 2012, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Department of Immunology and Infection London, United Kingdom

Position:Research Assistant

Mar 2003 – May 2006, Tropical Medicine Research Institute of Sudan

Khartoum, Sudan Position: Researcher.


  • Awards & Achievements (3)

Award · Oct 2012, NIH Post-doctoral Fellowship

Award · Nov 2011, American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

Award · Aug 2009, WHO/TDR Research Training fellowship


  • Research items (75)

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