Senior Research Associate and Lecturer
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 reducing the burden of vaccine preventable diseases in Egypt. In her capacity as a National Focal Point for the implementation of the International Health Regulations, she worked with the Egyptian Ministry of Health and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention on strengthening the national surveillance system for diseases, and the national 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)
- Saadoun, Mayada. "Implementation of methadone therapy for opioid use disorder in Russia – a modeled cost-effectiveness analysis." Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy (2017).