Who Is She


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Professor of Community, Environmental and Occupational Medicine
Wagida Anwar

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Ain Shams University
Faculty of Medicine, Department of Community, Environmental and Occupational Medicine
Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University


Marie Curie Fellow, France
Collegium Ramazini Fellow
MD, Community Medicine, Environmental Mutagenesis, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, 1984
MSc, Community Medicine, Fauclty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, 1981
MBBCH: Medicine and Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, 1977


Public health
Community medicine
Environmental health

Work history

Professor and Director of the Molecular Epidemiology Unit, Department of Community, Environmental and Occupational Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University
Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, University of Texas Medical Branch
Public Health Consultant and Advisor for the World Health Organization, Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Ministry of Health and Population
Director, Ain Shams Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Center, Ain Shams University
Honorary office and memberships: 
Secretary General of the International Association of Environmental Mutagen Societies (IAEMS)
Member of the National Environmental Research Council, National Academy of Scientific Research and Technology, Egypt
President of the Pan African Environmental Mutagen Society (PAEMS)
Member of the National High Committee of Sustainable Development, Egypt
Member of the Board of the General Federation of Non Governmental Organizations, Egypt
Chairperson (2006) and Member of the Reproductive Advisory Panel (RAP) for Reproductive Health Research, World Health Organization, Geneva
Productions and works: 
Principal researcher in a number of team research projects: “Epidemiological and Molecular Study for Screening and Early Detection of Genetic Diseases in Egyptian Children”,
“Chromosomal Damage in Urothelial Cells of Schistosomiasis Patients and Predisposition to Develop Bladder Cancer” and “Evaluation of Cancer Risk in Schistosomiasis by Different Genetic Approaches”
(Co-authored): ”Breast Cancer and Hormonal Intake Among Egyptian Females by European Journal of Oncology”. Vol.14, n.1, 2009.
(Co-authored): Genetic Variability of Antigen B among Echinococcus granulosus Egyptian Isolates, Korean J Parasitol. Vol. 47, No. 3: 259-264, September 2009.


First recipient of the EMS-Hollaender International Fellow award, USA, 2000
Selected to be a fellow of Collegium Ramazini, Italy. 2006
Selected for WHO is WHO Publication, 2005
Awarded fellowships from around the world, including the Fogarty International Center Fellowship, NIH, USA, The CEES Award in the Atomic Energy Center, Fontennay aux Roses, France, Fellowship for the University of Kupio, Finland,
Award from the International Union for Cancer Research, Geneva to visit the Heidelberg Cancer Center, Germany, and an Award for the National Cancer Center Research Institute, Tokyo, Japan, CEES Award in in the Center of Atomic Energy, France
Environmental Mutagen Society Award, USA
World Health Organization Award “Shousha Foundation Prize”
Egyptian Medical Syndicate Awards, Egypt (several times)