Zahia Wasko, MSc in International Health (Institute of Global Health, University of Heidelberg) is currently pursuing her PhD in International Health at the Institute of Global Health, Heidelberg University. She is engaged in research on non-communicable diseases, in particular on adherence to treatment and healthy lifestyle in Nouna, Burkina Faso, in support of her thesis. She also worked previously at Aspetar – Qatar Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Hospital, Doha, Qatar as a senior registered nurse in the Athlete Pre-participation Center where she was engaged in the medical screenings of athletes and health promoting programs.
Her main research interests include non-communicable disease in developing countries, adherence to treatment and methods to measure adherence, and health education and methods to implement health education programs. She has experience in promoting health programs and patient health education, as well as working in multicultural settings.
|2013||Master of Science in International Health, Institute of Global Health, Heidelberg University, Heidelberg, Germany|
|2005||Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Sainte Famille University, Batroun, Lebanon|
Arabic (native), English (fluent), French (fluent), German (B1)
|2014-2015||Research Assistant, Institute of Global Health, University of Heidelberg, Germany|
|2007-2012||Senior Registered Nurse, Aspetar – Qatar Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Hospital, Doha, Qatar|
|2005-2007||Registered Nurse, Trad Hospital, Beirut, Lebanon|
Although not listed as a contributing author, Zahia El Khoury has been a team member,
performing data collection and data entry, on three projects which have been published:
Hamilton B, Grantham J, Racinais S, Chalabi H. Vitamin D deficiency is endemic in Middle
Eastern sportsmen. NS Public Health Nutrition 2009, doi: 10.1017/S136898000999320X
Riding N, Othman S, Sharma S, Carré F, O’Hanlon R, George K, Hamilton B, Chalabi H, Whyte
G, Wilson M. Do big athletes have big hearts? Impact of extreme anthropometry upon cardiac hypertrophy in professional male athletes. British Journal of Sports Medicine 2012, 46: 190-197
Wilson M, Chatard J, Carré F, Whyte G, Sharma S, Chalabi H. Prevalence of electrocardiographic abnormalities in West-Asian and African male athletes. British Journal of Sports Medicine 2010, 46:341-347