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Name: Samir Al-Adawi


Institution: College of Medicine & Health Sciences, Sultan Qaboos University


Dr. Samir Al-Adawi is a professor of Behavioral Medicine at College of Medicine, Sultan Qaboos University. Previously, he was a Fulbright Senior Scholar at the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA and a research scientist sponsored by Matsumae International Foundation at the Department of Psychosomatic Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, the University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan. His doctoral training was at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College, UK.  Dr. Al-Adawi has research interests that focus on ‘non-communicable diseases’. His research and publications have specifically focused on psychosocial determinants of health and ill-health since biological sciences alone in the prevention of and intervention in matters related to diseases appear to be an unattainable aspiration in the emerging economies such as Oman.  Dr. Al-Adawi is a member of the World Health Organization Expert Consultation Group on Feeding and Eating Disorders, 

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