- Position: Assistant Professor
- Department: Institute of Global Health and Human Ecology
Seham Elmrayed, a pediatric epidemiologist at the Institute of Global Health and Human Ecology (IGHHE) at The American University in Cairo (AUC), concentrates her research on child growth, as well as maternal and child nutrition. Her previous work in Canada involved analyzing national public health data, emphasizing longitudinal studies examining growth and nutritional outcomes in children under five years old.
Elmrayed is dedicated to bridging the gap between research findings and practical application in maternal and child health through knowledge translation efforts. She utilizes methodologies such as systematic reviews, meta-analyses, statistical modeling, and critical appraisal. With a distinguished background in interdisciplinary and international achievements, she has held various teaching and research positions in academic and health research institutions across Europe, Canada, and Egypt. Elmrayed's contributions extend to publications in scientific peer-reviewed journals and books, earning recognition for excellence in research, teaching, and civic engagement, including prestigious awards like the international Vanier Award.
Beyond her academic pursuits, she actively participates in civil society initiatives and is involved in capacity-building projects supporting the transition to eHealth in Egypt.
- Child growth
- Diagnosis of childhood obesity
- Cognitive outcomes of preterm infants
- Nutrition research and myths
- Public health policy
- Bias assessment