Health systems are overwhelmed when the demand for care exceeds any possibility of providing that care equally to all. In addition to a large number of deaths from COVID-19, the pandemic will place a load on health system resources well beyond the current capacity of hospitals to manage, especially for ICU care and ventilator use. Detailed assessments of mortality patterns represent a critical input that enables health systems to target interventions to specific populations. Monitoring levels and trends in mortality is vital to understand how health systems can inform the development and implementation of strategies to mitigate this gap.
Prof. Samer Hamidi
Program Chair, PhD Programs, MSc. in Hospital Management, and MSc. in Public Health
School of Health and Environmental Studies
- Professor of health systems management, Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University
- Published author, editor and program chair
- Published more than 100 peer-reviewed papers in reputable journals in several fields, notably health systems, burden of disease, health finance, and quality and efficiency in the healthcare sector.
- Taught courses at the bachelors, masters, and doctoral level programs.
- Site visitor for the Accreditation Council of Public Health Education Accreditation Agency (APHEA)
- Member of Applied Health Equity and Development Research Network