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Dr. Marwa Farag Associate Professor

Research areas

  • Health policy
  • Health economics
  • Health care financing in developing countries
  • Health program evaluation
  • Macroeconomics and health

Current research

  • Evaluation of the preventive health sector in Egypt (Family Planning Program, Mother and Child Health Care Program, and the Infection Control Program)
  • Macroeconomics and Health: studying the impact of country health care spending on child health.
  • The feasibility and impact of community health insurance in low-income countries

Current courses

  • PUBH 807.3 - Health Program Planning and Evaluation
  • PUBH 867.3 - Health Policy and Politics

Select publications

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Awe OA, Okpalauwaekwe U, Lawal AK, Ilesanmi MM, Feng C, Farag M. Association between patient attachment to a regular doctor and self‐perceived unmet health care needs in Canada: A population‐based analysis of the 2013 to 2014 Canadian community health surveys. The International journal of health planning and management. 2018 Aug 29.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30156709

Essien SK, Feng CX, Sun W, Farag M, Li L, Gao Y. Sleep duration and sleep disturbances in association with falls among the middle-aged and older adults in China: a population-based nationwide study. BMC geriatrics. 2018 Dec;18(1):196.

https://bmcgeriatr.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12877-018-0889-x

Pswarayi H, Dankwah E, Kaur M, Okon I, Yaghoubi M, Qarmout T, Steeves M, Farag M*. Provincial health expenditure and cardiovascular disease mortality, a panel data study of Canadian provinces. The International journal of health planning and management. 2018 Aug 3.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30074653

Bethune R, Absher N, Obiagwu M, Qarmout T, Steeves M, Yaghoubi M, Tikoo R, Szafron M, Dell C, Farag M*. Social determinants of self-reported health for Canada's indigenous peoples: a public health approach. Public health. 2018 Apr 14.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0033350618300957

Dankwah E, Steeves M, Ramsay D, Feng C, Farag M*. The relationship between sociodemographic factors and reporting having terminated a pregnancy among Ghanaian women: a population-based study. International health. 2018 May 19.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30156709

Yaghoubi M*, Mansell K, Vatanparast H, Steeves M, Zeng W, Farag M. Effects Of Pharmacy-Based Interventions On The Control And Management Of Diabetes In Adults: A Systematic Review And Meta-Analysis. Canadian Journal of Diabetes. 2017 Oct 31;41(5):S26.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1499267117304963  

Ramsay D, Steeves M, Feng C, Farag M*. Protective and Risk Factors Associated With Youth Attitudes Toward Violence in Canada. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. 2017 Oct 26:0886260517736275.

http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0886260517736275

Rafferty E*, Schurer M*, Arndt MB, Choy R, De Hostos EL, Shoultz D, Farag M. Pediatric cryptosporidiosis: An evaluation of health care and societal costs in Peru, Bangladesh and Kenya. PloS one. 2017 Aug 23;12(8):e0182820.

http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article/related?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0182820

McDonald B, Kulkarni M, Andkhoie M, Kendall J, Gall S, Chelladurai S, Yaghoubi M, McClean M, Szafron M, Farag M*. Determinants of self-reported mental health and utilization of mental health services in Canada. International Journal of Mental Health. 2017 Vol. 0 , Iss. 0,0 Published online.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00207411.2017.1345045

Bonner WI, Weiler R, Orisatoki R, Lu X, Andkhoie M, Ramsay D, Yaghoubi M, Steeves M, Szafron M, Farag M*. Determinants of self-perceived health for Canadians aged 40 and older and policy implications. International Journal for Equity in Health. 2017 Jun 6;16(1):94.

https://equityhealthj.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12939-017-0595-x

Bonner WIA, Andkhoie M, Thompson C, Farag M, Szafron M*. Patterns and factors of problematic marijuana use in the Canadian population: Evidence from three cross-sectional surveys. Canadian Journal of Public Health. 2017 Jun 108(2):110.

http://search.proquest.com/openview/48335efd11740107dbaf4796ea116d5a/1?pq-origsite=gscholar&cbl=47649