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Institute of Global Health and Human Ecology


Brief Biography

Seham Elmrayed is a pediatric epidemiologist at the Institute of Global Health and Human Ecology at the American University in Cairo (AUC). Her research focuses on improving child growth assessment and gaining insights into the interpretation of growth data. She is particularly interested in analyzing and appraisal bias sources in quantitative child health research. Her principal methodologies include systematic reviews and meta-analyses, statistical modeling, and critical appraisal. Elmrayed has an exemplary background in interdisciplinary and international achievements. She has held multiple teaching and research roles in academic and health research institutions in Europe, Canada, and Egypt. She has published in various scientific peer-reviewed journals and books and has been recognized for excellence in research, teaching, and civic contributions. She has received prestigious research awards, including the international Vanier Award. 

Research Interest
  • Child growth
  • Diagnosis of childhood obesity
  • Cognitive outcomes of preterm infants
  • Nutrition research and myths
  • Public health policy
  • Bias assessment