Samir Mahmood Othman


College of Medicine

Department of Community Medicine

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Samir M. Othman is professor of community medicine and the head of the quality assurance department at college of medicine. Dr. Samir is a medical doctor and has MSc and PhD in Community Medicine from Hawler Medical University. He has around 25 publications (in national and intrnational medical journals) primarily in the field of communicable diseases. His research interest includes hepatitis virus infection and HIV/AIDS. He teaches epidemiology of communicable disease, biostatistics and primary heath care for both undergraduate and postgraduate students. He has supervised a number of PhD and MSc students in the field of community medicine, community health and family medicine.


  1. Development and Assessment of a Health Educational Program in Preventing or Reducing Substance Abuse among High School Students in Erbil City. (PhD in community health).
  2. Prevalence, Awareness and Factors Associated With Waterpipe Smoking among Private University Students in Erbil City- Kurdistan Region (BOARD in community medicine)
  3. Knowledge and practice about diabetes among adult diabetic patients in Erbil, Iraq (Higher Diploma in family medicine)
1. Yassin A. Asa`ad, Samir M. Othman, Sherzad A. Ismail and Tariq S. Al- Hadithi, "Quality of life of type 2 diabetic patients in Erbil city", ZMJS, 2017.
 2. Fedan T. Mohammed, Ahang A. Ahmed, sahar M. Zaki, Samir M. Othman, "Study of hematological profile in healthy pregnant women and non pregnant women in erbil city", Journal of Kirkuk Medical College, 2017.
 3. Avest S. Ahmed, Samir M. Othman, "Pattern of infertility among couples attending IVF cntre in meternity teaching hospital in Erbil", ZMJS, 2016.
 4. Ali Sh. Daud, Samir M Othman, Kameran H Ismail, "Knowledge and attitudes of students of college of medicine towards evidence-based medicine and its use in clinical practice in Erbil, Iraq", ZMJS, 2015.
 5. L Jordan, C Bovill, SM Othman, AM Saleh, NP Shabila, "Is student-centred learning a Western concept? Lessons from an academic development programme to support student-centred learning in Iraq", Teaching in Higher Education, 2014.
 6. Samir M Othman, "Knowledge of High School Student about HIV in Erbil City/Iraq", GJHS, 2014.
 7. Triska Ismail, Samir Othman, "Knowledge and practice about diabetes among diabetic patients", ZMJS, 2014.
 8. Samir M Othman, Nazar P Shabila, Abubakir S Majid, "Knowledge about hepatitis B infection among medical students in Erbil city, Iraq", European Science Journal, 2013.
 9. Samir M Othman, Sherza A Ismail, Yassin A Asaad, "Patients’ attitude towards Students clinical examination in Erbil teaching hospital/Iraq", Tikrit MJ, 2013.
 10. Samir M Othman, Kameran H Ismail, "Prevalence of HBV vaccination among HCWs in Erbil teaching hospital ", DMJ, 2013.
 11. Shawnm Nasih, Salwa Ahmed, Samir Othman, "Prevalence of MRI findings in low back pain patients in Erbil", 3rd international conference for medical sciences in Erbil/Iraq (2012), 2012.
 12. Jwan M Zangana, Samir Othman, Abubakir M Saleh, "Effect of educational level of pregnant women on compliance with antenatal care services", 3rd international conference for medical sciences in Erbil/Iraq (2012), 2012.
 13. Sherzad A Ismail, Samir M Othman, Yassin A Asaad, "Patients attitude and preference towards' student clinical examination.", 3rd international conference for medical sciences in Erbil/Iraq (2012), 2012.
 14. Samir M Othman, Tariq Al-Hadithi, "Epidemiology and Risk Factors of Hepatitis Infection in Kurdistan Region (PhD dissertation 2010). ", Amazon Books, 2012.
 15. Wali Omer, Khalis Bilal, Samir M Othman, "Job satisfaction among PHC physicians in Erbil ", Iraqi MJ, 2010.
 16. Nazar P Shabila, Namir Al-Taweel, Tariq Al-Hadithi, Samir M Othman, "Demographic transition for development-Iraqi Kurdistan(article review)", EMHJ, 2010.
 17. Samir M. Othman, Khalis B. Mohammed Ali. Abubakir M. Salih, "Smoking among HMU students", ZMJS, 2010.
 18. Abdul-Aziz Yousif Mansoor, Samir M Othman, "Screening of HBsAg among certain risk groups in Erbil", ZMJS, 2006.

Impact of an education intervention on knowledge of high school students concerning substance use in Kurdistan region-Iraq: A quasi-experimental study,PLoS ONE,2018- 13 (10).


Substance use among high school students in Erbil city,EMHJ,2018

MBChB, 1989, college of medicine, Salahaddin University

MSc., 2005, community medicine, college of medicine, Salahaddin University

PhD., 2010, community medicine, college of medicine, Hawler Medical University

Continuing education, research

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