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DR. ABDULLAH ALKANDARI

Dr Abdullah Alkandari joined Dasman Diabetes Institute in 2016 as a post-doctoral fellow after completing a PhD in Clinical Medicine Research from Imperial College London in December 2015. His responsibilities in DDI include the analysis of data from two national non-communicable disease health surveys.

The WHO EMAN-Steps survey was conducted in 2014 and sampled 4,391 Kuwaiti nationals. The Kuwait Diabetes Epidemiology Program was conducted between 2011 and 2014 and sampled 5,291 Kuwaiti nationals and residents. His focus has been on diabetes prevalence, associations, awareness and efficacy of treatment as well as creating a diabetes risk score screening tool.