The Heller School for Social Policy and Management

Mayada Saadoun

Lecturer and Internship Instructor for Health: Science, Society and Policy (HSSP)

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Contact

Email: mayada@brandeis.edu
Office: Heller-Brown Building G52
Phone: 781 736-3821
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Expertise

Clinical medicine, behavioral health research, cost-effectiveness analysis, healthcare datasets, and public health.

Courses

  • HSSP 89a - Internship and Analysis

Degrees

  • Brandeis University
    M.S.
  • Benha University
    M.P.H.
  • University of Alexandria
    B.M.B.S

Mayada Saadoun

Lecturer and Internship Instructor for Health: Science, Society and Policy (HSSP)

Profile

Mayada Saadoun

Dr. Saadoun brings eight years of work experience in strengthening public health practices in the Middle East. Beside her work as an emergency physician, Mayada worked on reducing the burden of vaccine preventable diseases in Egypt. In her capacity as a National Focal Point for implementing the International Health Regulations project, she worked with the Egyptian Ministry of Health and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention on strengthening the Egyptian national surveillance system for diseases, and laboratory system for disease diagnostics. In Sudan, she worked with the World Health Organization to evaluate the preparedness and response to one of largest yellow fever outbreaks. At the Schneider institute, she analyzed the cost-effectiveness of fitness programs in residential services for adults with chronic moderate-to-severe acquired brain injury in Massachusetts. She evaluated the cost-effectiveness of implementing methadone therapy for opioid use disorders in Russia. Currently, Mayada is examining the impact of early use of treatment modalities of complementary and integrative medicine for low back pain management in the U.S. military. She is, also, examining predictors of post deployment opioid use and long-term opioid use among Army active duty soldiers.
Mayada is the internship instructor for the HSSP, and she teaches the internship and analysis class.

Awards and Honors

  • Middle East Rule of Law Program (MEROL) Award (2013 - 2016)

Scholarship

  • Saadoun, Mayada. "Associations of Early Treatments for Low-Back Pain with Military Readiness Outcomes." The Journal of Alternative and Complementary MedicineVol. 24, No. 7 (2018).
  • Saadoun, Mayada. "Predictors of postdeployment prescription opioid receipt and long-term prescription opioid utilization among Army active duty soldiers." Military Medicine, Volume 184, Issue 1-2 (2018).
  • Saadoun, Mayada. "Implementation of methadone therapy for opioid use disorder in Russia – a modeled cost-effectiveness analysis." Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy (2017).