Ibrahim Ahmed Bani
  • Ibrahim Ahmed Bani

  • Associate Professor
  • Ext: 5339

Ibrahim Bani MD DTM&H Ph.D. is a public health physician by training with experience in International Public Health. His teaching experience is extensive, including faculty appointments as an Assistant and Associate Professor (Community Health) at King Saud University Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), and as a lecturer at Jazeera Medical School Sudan, which is internationally recognized for its innovative community-based training. In addition, he also worked as part-time faculty at the International Health Department at George Washington University, adjunct Associate Professor Family Medicine Department, the University of Chicago at Illinois (UIC), and visiting Professor /Community Health at the American University Beirut. Currently, is an Associate Professor (adjunct) at Chronic Disease Epidemiology Department, Yale School of Public Health, USA and Global Health Department, Rollins School of Public Health Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA. During 2018-2020 was Associate Professor and Chairperson of Community Medicine and Health Care, Faculty of Medicine at Al-qunfudah, Umm Alqura University (KSA). He was the ex- Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies Faculty of Medicine, Jazan University, KSA. He was an adviser in academic development and accreditation to the VP King Saud bin Abdelaziz University for Health Sciences, KSA. Dr. Bani is a member of the Board of Trustees for Sub-Saharan College, and EDaen University, Sudan. Dr. Bani is a member of the Editorial Board for the following Journals: Editor Section Tropical Medicine Reports J. Food and Nutrition Disorders J., Sudan Journal of Surgical Sciences and Research, and Sudan J Medical education. He was a reviewer of the Saudi Medical Journal and Saudi Family and Community Medicine Journal and J Harm Reduction. Dr. Bani International experience is also extensive, including association with the Micronutrient Initiative (MI), World Bank, WHO, UNICEF, USAID, WFP, and UN Humanitarian Mission in Iraq. He also worked with WHO as a consultant to evaluate regional management training programs in the Middle East and North Africa Region, and recently joined a WHO consultative group for developing Public Health Leadership and Networking. He has been a Professional Associate with the Institute of International Programs (Johns Hopkins School of Public Health) as a technical reviewer to assess Child Survival Programs funded by USAID. He has also been associated with UNHCR, to evaluate Health Manpower Needs for Ethiopian Refugee Camps in Sudan.

  • Public Health Fellowship, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, USA, 1989
  • DTM&H, Royal College of Physicians, London, U.K., 1984
  • Ph.D. Human Nutrition, University of Surrey, England, U.K., 1984
  • MBBS(M.D.) University of Khartoum, Sudan, 1977
  • Associate Professor (adjunct), Global Health, Emory University, USA, 7 years
  • Associate Professor and Dept. Chairperson Community and Health Care, Um Alqura University, KSA, 2 years
  • Academic Development Adviser, Vice Presidency for Quality and Development King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, KSA , 2 years
  • Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, College of Medicine, Jazan University, KSA, 7 years
  • Member of Scientific and Exams Committee, Saudi Board Preventive Medicine, Saudi Commission of Health Specialties, KSA, 5 years
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Chronic Disease Epidemiology, Yale School of Public Health, USA,2022-2027
  • WHO Medical Officer, WHO Iraq, 2 years
  • International Observer, United Nations, Iraq , 3 years
  • Section Editor J Tropical Medicine Reports, Baylor College of Medicine, USA
Teaching Area
  • Public Health, Epidemiology, Research Methodology & Nutrition
  • Public Health
  • Family Medicine
  • Community Medicine
  • Public Health Nutrition, Epidemiology of Infectious and Chronic Diseases, Medical Education
Conference Presentation
  • Health Security in Africa ,6th Society for Advancement of Science in Africa (SASA ) International Conference, Canada 2018
  • Anemia : is more than just being tired. Wheat Flour Fortification Workshop WHO/UNICEF Amman, Jordan
  • Diarrhea and infant feeding practices: a study from Saudia. International Congress of Nutrition. Vienna, Austria
  • Public Health Impact of Refugee Crisis. Guest Speaker at the Annual Meeting, Geographical Medicine, and International Health club University of Alabama, Birmingham,
  • Lessons Learned from Relief Operation in a Chadian Refugee camp in Central Region, Sudan. The African Society for Humanitarian Aid (ASHAD) and African Studies and Research Development. Howard University, Washington, D.C., U.S.A.
Memberships, Awards and Honors
  • Annual Researcher of Year Award , Jazan University, KSA, 2015
  • Member - American Public Health Association
  • Member - New York Academy of Sciences
  •  WHO Humanitarian Award for outstanding contribution in revitalization of the Iraqi Health System. WHO Iraq, Amman, July, 2004
  • Award World Association for Sustainable Development, London, U.K. 2020