Wael Al-Delaimy, MD, PhD

Dr. Al-Delaimy is a multidisciplinary epidemiologist with a medical background and interest in the epidemiology of chronic diseases, tobacco, diet, and the environment. He has been a faculty member at UCSD since 2004 as an Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor. His global research activities include mental health, climate change, and refugee health. He is also involved in academic and research development in the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa. His involvement in research ethics started in 1998 working with indigenous populations in New Zealand, and then membership and leading the Ethics and Philosophy Committee within the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology, and developing and leading an NIH training program in research ethics in the Middle East and North African since 2015 where he was involved in mentoring faculty and junior researchers on responsible conduct of research. He has been teaching the UCSD Science and Ethics Course since 2019.