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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.