Professor Ibrahim Bani

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Professor Bani is a community physician with extensive experience in international public health, epidemiology, preventive and community medicine, health and development for developing countries.

Academic Credentials

Fellowship in International Health, the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health U.S.A.
Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Royal College of Physicians, London, U.K.
Ph.D. in Human Nutrition University of Surrey Guilford, England, U.K.
Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MD) Khartoum Medical School, Sudan


Professor Bani is a public health physician by training with over fifteen years of experience in International Public Health. His teaching experience is extensive, including faculty appointments as an Assistant and Associate Professor (Community Health) at King Saud University, and as a lecturer at Gazera Medical School, which is internationally recognized for its innovative community-based training. During his tenure at those academic institutions, he participated in many national training programs sponsored by WHO, USAID, and national governments of Saudi Arabia, Sudan, and Iraq. In addition, he also worked as an adjunct professor at the International Health Department at George Washington University, USA and Visiting Professor, Community Health at the American University Beirut.

Currently, Dr. Bani is an adjunct Professor at Global Health Department, Rollins School of Public Health Emory University, USA, and Professor and Chairperson Community Medicine and Health Care, Faculty of Medicine at Al-qunfudah, Umm Alqura University, Saudi Arabia. He was the past Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies Faculty of Medicine (a community-oriented medical school), Jazan University, Saudi Arabia.

Dr Bani is a member of the Editorial Board for Tropical Medicine Reports Journal and Food and Nutrition Disorders Journal and reviewer of the Saudi Medical Journal and Saudi Family and Community Medicine Journals.

Dr Bani International experience is immense, including association with the Micronutrient Initiative (MI), World Bank, WHO, UNICEF, USAID, WFP, and UN Humanitarian Mission.

During his association with the United Nations as International Health Observer, he monitored and evaluated ongoing health programs in Iraq. During and after the recent Iraq war Dr. Bani was the epidemiologist for South Iraq.

Dr Bani also worked with the WHO as a consultant to evaluate regional management training programs in the Middle East and North Africa Region, and recently joined a WHO consultative group for developing Public Health Leadership and Networking. He has been a Professional Associate with the Institute of International Programs (Johns Hopkins School of Public Health) as a technical reviewer to assess Child Survival Programs funded by USAID. He has also been associated with UNHCR, to evaluate Health Manpower Needs for Ethiopian Refugee Camps in Sudan.


• Diplomate of Royal College of Physicians, London
• Chairman, Riyadh Dietetic Group, Graduate Center, College of Medicine, Saudi Arabia. Distinguished Award by College of Medicine for leading the Group for 4 years.
• Elected Fellow, Society of Tropical Medicine, London
• Elected Fellow, Royal Society of Health, London
• Member, American Academy of Family Physicians
• Member, Saudi Society for Medical Education
• Member, Saudi Family Community Medicine Society
• Member, American Public Health Association
• Member, Global Council of International Health
• Member, the American Dietetic Association
• Member, International Association of Epidemiology
• Member, American Society of Tropical Medicine
• Member, Advisory Board of Sudan American Foundation of Education
• Member, New York Academy of Sciences
• Member, International Council for Control of Iodine Deficiency Disorders

Aministrative experience

Associate Dean for Graduate Studies, Research and Community Service 2009- 08/15
Director of International Programs Unit 01/13-06/15
Chairperson – Dept. of Family & Community Medicine – Jazan University – Saudi Arabia 02/05- 10/13
Associate Dean for Quality and Development, & Research – Jazan University – Saudi Arabia 2009
International Programs Coordinator 2015
Technical Focal Point – WHO – Iraq 12/2003/2006- 2008
Team Co-Leader - Public Health Programs – UN Agencies 09/2003
Academic Adviser in Medical Education – Saudi Education Mission – Washington DC, USA 4/00-01/01

Head – Department of Nutrition 1986- 1989
Dept. Secretary – Dept. of Community Health Sciences, College of Applied Medical Sciences – Riyadh 1991

Coordinator of the Clinical Nutrition Program 1994 Dir. of Nutrition Pgm – Dept. of Community Health Sciences, College of Applied Medical Sciences – Riyadh 1996


1. AA Ismail, AlMalki M, Agag A, Solan YM, Bani IA. Pesticide Application and Khat Chewing as predictors of Neurological Health Outcomes among Pesticide Applicators in Vector Control Unit , Saudi Arabia. The International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine; 2018 ,9,(1):1160.
2. Mohammed Kambal NH Bani IA; Sabahelkhier MK. Study Kidney Functions, Body Weight, Blood Pressure in Patients with Pregnancy Induced Hypertension (PIH).International Journal of Biochemistry & Physiology ,Vol.3, ( 1):1-4.
3. Bani IA. Promoting Healthy aging in Cities. International J of growth and development. 2017,1,(1):S4.
4. Hussein M Ageely, Erwa M Elmakki, Ibrahim A Bani, Mohammed S Mahfouz Use of BARD scoring system in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease patients and its correlation with ultra- sonographic grading in Gizan, Saudi Arabia. Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, 2016. 15 841-846(4):841-846.
5. N Bajow, A Djalali, PL Ingrassia, L Ragazzoni, H Ageely, I Bani Evaluation of a new community- based curriculum in disaster medicine for undergraduates BMC Medical Education 2016 (1), 225.
6. H Ageely, I Bani, A Gaffar, M Eltigani, AO Yassin, B Said, MS Mahfouz Prevalence and Risk Factors for Brucellosis in Jazan Province, Saudi ArabiaTropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, 2016. 15 (1), 189-194.
7. N Bajow, A Djalali, PL Ingrassia, H Ageely, I Bani, FD Corte Disaster Medicine Curricula Saudi Arabian medical schools Journal of Emergency Medicine, Trauma and Acute Care, 2015, 8.
8. N Bajow, A Djalali, PL Ingrassia, H Ageely, I Bani Proposal for a community-based disaster management curriculum for medical school undergraduatesAmerican Journal of Disaster Medicine, 2015. 10 (2), 145-152.
9. IM El Hassan, A Sahly, MH Alzahrani, RF Alhakeem, M Alhelal, A Alhogail, IA Bani, HM Ageely, A Assiri, R Snow Progress toward malaria elimination in Jazan Province, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: 2000–2014 Malaria journal, 2015. 14 (1), 444.
10. H M Ageely, MS Mahfouz, A Gaffar, E Elmakki, I Elhassan, AO Yasin, I Bani Prevalence and Risk Factors of Hepatitis B Virus in Jazan Region, Saudi Arabia: Cross-Sectional Health Facility Based Study Health, 2015. 7 (04): 459.
11. IA Bani Prevalence, Knowledge, Attitude and Practices of Diabetes Mellitus among Jazan Population, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) Journal of Diabetes Mellitus, 2015. 5 (02): 115.
12. H Aqeely, EK El-Gayar, D Perveen Khan, A Najmi, A Alvi, I Bani, Sero-epidemiology of Toxoplasma gondii amongst Pregnant Women in Jazan ProvinceSaudi Arabia Journal of Tropical Medicine, 2014.
13. E Elmakki, H Aqeely, I Bani, H Omer, Y Solan, A Taher, T Hadi Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) in Saudi Patients with T2DM in Jazan Region Prevalence and Associated Factors Diabetes, 2014. 5:6.
14. IA Bani The Use of Iodized Salt and Iodine Deficiency Disorders (IDD) The Saudi Arabian Experience Life Science Journal, 2014. 11 (10).
15. Mohamed BA, Almajwal A M, Saeed A, Bani IA Dietary practices among patients with type 2 Diabetes in Riyadh Saudi ArabiaJ Food Agriculture and Environment, 2013 II (2):110-114.
16. Bani, I An awareness assessment of communicable disease threat in Jazan region, KSA European J Scientific Research, 2013. 102;(2):188-194.
17. Mahfouz MS, Ageely H, AlSurari S, Aref LA, Hejji NH, Alattas AS, AbdulHaq AA, Arishy MA, Al Omar A, Maqbol SA, Tahani Y, Madkhali Y, and Bani I A Sleep Quality among students of Faculty of Medicine, Jazan University Saudi Arabia Middle East Journal of Scientific Research, 2013.16(4):513.
18. Bani I, Mohammed S Mahfouz, Erwa Mekki,Abdelrahim Gaffar, Ibrahim Elhassan, Abu Baida Yassin, Hussein Ageely. Prevalence and risk factors for Hepatitis B among Pregnant women in Jizan region, KSA.J.Biology, Agriculture and Health Care, 2012. 2, (7):39-44.
19. Mahfouz MS, Gaffar AM, Bani I A Journal Health Population and Nutrition 2012;30(4):431-8.
20. Sani M, Mahfouz MS, Bani I, Prevalence of Stress among Medical Students in Jizan University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Gulf Medical Journal, 2012. 1,(1),:19-25.
21. Alsanosy R., Gaffar Am,Khalafalla H, Mahfouz MS, Zaid, Bani I A BMC Public Health, 2012. 12(1):1006.
22. Alsanosy R.; Bani I; Milaat W; Ageely H; Makeen A; Yagoub O.Socio Medical Problem of the Habituation of Khat chewing in Jazan Region, Southwestern Saudi Arabia. European J Scientific Research, 2011. 63;(1): 122-133.
23. Hasan T., Ageely H, Bani I. Effective Anatomy Education; A Review of Medical Literature. Rawal Medical Journal, 2011. 36, (3):1-11.
24. Hasan T, Bani I, Ageely H. An Ideal Medical Teacher Education in Medicine Journal ( EIMJ), 2011. 3;(1).
25. Bani I. Prevalence risk factors for Essential Hypertension in Jizan Region, Saudi Arabia Sudanese Journal of Public Health, 2011. 6; (2):45-55.
26. Bani I. Health Need Assessment Saudi Family and Community Medicine Journal, 2008. 15(1) :13-20.
27. Bani I. Accelerating Salt Iodization in Sudan: Time for ActionDisaster Journal Vol 33, Suppl 1:139-149 2007.
28. Bani I A, Saeed A and A. Al-Othman Diarrheal Disease and Infant Feeding Practices In Saudi Arabia Public Health Nutrition Journal, 5(6),727-731. 2002.
29. Bani IA and Hashim T.J. Knowledge of Nutrition and Coronary Heart Disease in Riyadh Saudi Arabia J. Community Health Volume 24, No 6,pp 467-473. 1999.
30. Bani IA and Alkanhal MA Malnutrition Among Hospitalized Patients in King Khalid University Hospital, Riyadh. Saudi J. Gasterology. 1998, Vol. 4, No. 3, 172. 1998.
31. Saeed A. and Bani, I Prevalence and Correlates of Acute Respiratory Infection in Children Less Than 2 Years of Age Saudi Medical Journal, 21 (12), 1152-1156. 2000.
32. W Milaat, I Bani, H Aqeely, A Makeen, M Salih & M Alnaggar Jazan Health Needs Assessment: A Key informant approach. Public Health Medicine. 2007; 6(3): 105-110.
33. Al Murshed K, Bani I, AL Kanhal M , Al Ammary M, Maternal Dietary Intake During Pregnancy in Riyadh Journal of Family and Community Medicine, 2007. 14 (1) :9-14.
34. Al-Othman A, Saeed A, Bani IA, Almurshed K. Mothers Practices During Pregnancy, Lactation and Care of their Children Less Than Two Years of Age in Riyadh City Saudi Medical Journal, 2002. 23(8), 909-914.
35. Badereldin M, Saeed A A, Fetohy E M, Alhamdan, A A, Al-Othman, and Bani IA Socio-demographic and Feeding Practices Risk factors in Children Under Five in Riyadh City, Saudi Arabia Alexandira J of Paeditrics, 2008;(1):31-36.
36. Hassnain M, Bani I, Ageely H. Women Health in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Global Health Workshop. Conference Proceedings, pp 16.CO, USA, 2-6 Sept, 2008.
37. Bani I & Erin Tansey Nutrition Emergency in Darfur International Micronutrient Forum. Istanbul, Turkey. 15-18 April, 2007.
38. Bani I and Al Rubean, K A Preliminary study of Obesity in RiyadhThe American J of Clinical Nutrition, 1997 vol 66 , (1), 216.
39. Bani IA Diabetes in Sudan. Chapter 15, Diabetes in Africa. Eds. G.Gill Mbanya J, Alberti G., FSG Communication Ltd London pp 115. 1997.
40. Kanhal, MA and Bani IA Food Habits Among Saudi Pregnant Women International Journal for Nutrition Research and Vitamins, Vol.65, 206-210,1995.
41. Du Waihy, MM, Bani IA, Kanhal, MA, and Khan, MA Initial Response to Treatment of Newly Diagnosed Saudi Non-insulin Dependent Diabetic Patients International Diabetes Digest J. Vol. 6, No. 1, 17-19,1995.
42. Bani IA, Ulman DO Health Status of a Rural Community in Eastern Gazira, Sudan. An Epidemiologica Assessment. J Health Hyg. Vol. 15, 153-57,1994.
43. Bani IA, Anokute C A Pilot Epidemiology Study of Diabetes Mellitus in the Sudan. J Roy Soc Health, Vol. 11 No. 4, 178-181,1994.
44. Salih AM, El-Fatih HM, Galgan V, Jones B, Hellsing K, Bani IA, Al-Asha E. Selenium in Malnourished Sudanese Children; Status and Interaction with Clinical Features. Ann Nutr Metab, 38, 68-74,1994.
45. Bani IA Relief Operation in Chadian Refugee CampJ Health Hyg, 15(1), 5-10, 1994. 46. Al-Seif M, Bani IA, Al-Kanhal MA, Osman AK Dietary Habits of Saudi Diabetics in Primary Care Clinics J. International Diabetes Diges, 4(4), 110-111,1993.
47. Bani, IA The Problems and Challenges in Growth Monitoring East Afr Med J, 70(12), 743-745,1993.
48. Bani IA, Hamour O.Assessment of Nutrition Status of Sudanese Surgical Patients J Theoretical Surg, 2(2), 73-74, 1987.
49. Bani IA, Williams CM, Boulter PS, Dickerson JWT. Plasma lipids and prolactin in patients with breast cancer. Br J Cancer, 45, 439-446, 1986.

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