Dr. Kheirat Habbal (Khairat Al Habbal) is passionate about designing programs to address challenges innovatively. The programs combine her expertise as a family physician, a medical educator, a global health consultant and a researcher.
As a medical educator and a family physician, she is currently an Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at the College of Medicine and Health Sciences, directing the Medicine and Society course throughout the medical school years as well as the KU-BALSAM Community Health Program. Her programs provide students with educational and experiential opportunities to address health holistically using the biopsychosocial model and the social determinants of health framework.
As a global health consultant and a researcher, Dr. Habbal is the primary investigator on maternal and infant health in Abu Dhabi funded by the Early Childhood Authority. She has established a surveillance system to assess risk factors affecting maternal and child health. She has previously worked on capacity building and upskilling the health workforce globally. Her research interests include health and social determinants of health throughout the life course, medical education and maternal and child health.
Social Determinants of Older Adults and Healthy Aging
Maternal and Infant health surveillance system-Abu Dhabi