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Fawaz Mzayek
Fawaz Mzayek, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Coordinator, Epidemiology Doctorate Program 
Contact information:
Phone: 901-678-1662
Robison Hall 300


  • M.D. University of Aleppo Medical School, Syria
  • M.P.H., International Health, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans
  • Ph.D., Epidemiology, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans

Research Interests:

  • Cardiovascular risk factors epidemiology
  • Tobacco control

Recent Publications:

Mzayek F, Resnik D. International Biomedical Research and Research Ethics Training in Developing Countries. J Clinic Res Bioeth 2010;103. doi:10.4172/2155-9627.1000103

Krogstad D, Diop S, Diallo A, Mzayek F, Keating J, Koita O, and Touré Y. Informed Consent in Developing and Developed Countries: the Rationale for Different Approaches. AJTMH 2010;83:743-47

Janka JJ, Koita O, Traoré B, Traoré JM, Mzayek F, Sachdev V, Wang X, Sanogo K, Sangaré L, Mendelsohn L, Masur H, Kato GJ, Gladwin MT, and Krogstad D. Increased Pulmonary Pressures and Myocardial Wall Stress in Children with Severe Malaria. JID 2010;202:791-800

Al Bache N, Al Ali R, Rastam S, Fouad F, Mzayek F, Maziak W. Epidemiology of Type 2 Diabetes in Aleppo, Syria. Journal of Diabetes 2010;2:85-91

Mzayek F, Sherwin R, Hughes J, Hassig S, Srinivasan SR, Chen W, Berenson GS. The association of birth weight with arterial stiffness in mid-adulthood: The Bogalusa Heart Study. J Epidemoil Comm Health 2009:63:729-733

Mzayek F, Ylöstalo J, Krogstad DJ. Apoptosis of Endothelial Cells in Bacterial Sepsis and Severe P. falciparum Malaria: Do We Know Enough to Consider Clinical Trials? (editorial) Critical Care Medicine 2008;36:2690-92

Lanctot J, Stockton MB, Mzayek F, Read MC, McDevitt-Murphy M, & Ward KD. Effects of Hurricane Katrina on smoking and relapse. American Journal of Health Educations 2008,39, 91-93

Mzayek F, Hassig S, Sherwin R, Hughes J, Chen W, Srinivasan S, Berenson G. The Relationship of Birth Weight with the Developmental Trends of Blood Pressure from Childhood through Mid-adulthood. The Bogalusa Heart Study. American Journal of Epidemiology 2007;166:413–20

Maziak W, Rastam S, Mzayek F, Ward KD, Eissenberg T, KEIL U. Cardiovascular Health among Adults in Syria: A Model from Developing Countries. Annals of Epidemiology 2007;17:713–20

Mzayek F, Deng H, Mather FJ, Wasilevich EC, Liu H, et al. Randomized dose-ranging controlled trial of AQ-13, a candidate antimalarial, and chloroquine in healthy volunteers. PLoS Clinical Trials. 2007;2: e6.

Courses Taught:

PUBH-7141 Survey Research Methodology
PUBH-7172 Epidemiology in Public Health II

Fawaz Mzayek, MD, MPH, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Epidemiology and the Coordinator of the Epidemiology Doctorate Program. He earned an MD from the University of Aleppo School Of Medicine, in Aleppo, Syria, a Masters in Public Health and a PhD in epidemiology from Tulane University. He currently holds an adjunct position at Tulane University. Dr. Mzayek has extensive experience in the epidemiology of cardiovascular disease and its risk factors. He has been working with large datasets from longitudinal studies such as the Bogalusa Heart Study, the renowned longitudinal, community‐based study of the natural evolution of cardiovascular disease. Dr. Mzayek also has a strong background in drug development and pharmacology. His work focuses on study design and research methods, and he has extensive experience in the conduct and analysis of clinical trials. Other areas of research interest include tobacco control and diabetes.

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