Dr. Hikmet Jamil is a professor in the Department of Family Medicine. He received his medical degree from the University of Baghdad, Iraq and his PhD from the University of Manchester, England. He joins us from the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences at Wayne State University, where he was the director of Translationary Community Outreach Research.
Dr. Jamil will continue working on Community Outreach Research in our department. Dr. Jamil’s research interests include the impact of environmental exposure (work and home) on the health and wellbeing of new Americans (immigrants and refugees) in particular Arab/Chaldean people. He is also engaged in studies of the health effects from tobacco and waterpipe (hookah), and means to counteract the spread of waterpipe smoking among adolescents.