Wagida Anwar

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Professor of Community, Environmental and Occupational Medicine


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Ain Shams University
Faculty of Medicine, Department of Community, Environmental and Occupational Medicine
Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University
+2 024837888
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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)