Ahmed YoussefAgha

Assistant Professor
Epidemiology and Biostatistics

ahmyouss@indiana.edu
(812) 856-6782
PH 138

Education
  • The University of Louisville, Ph.D., 2006
  • The University of Louisville, M.S.P.H, 2003
  • The University of Louisville, M.S.C.S., 2001
  • Menofia University, B.S., 1987
Background
  • Member, Public Health Leadership Team, School of HPER, 2010-2012
  • Representative, Research Council, School of HPER, 2011-2012
  • Biostatistics Concentration Coordinator of the MPH, School of HPER, 2011-2012
  • Representative, Global & Community Health Office, School of HPER, 2011-2012
  • Supervisor, Individual Major Program, Indiana University, 2009-2012
  • Adjunct faculty, African Studies Program (ASP), Indiana University
  • Member, Information Technology committee, African Studies Program (ASP), Indiana University, 2011-2012
  • Biostatistician, Oncology Department, Novartis Pharmaceutical, NJ, 2007-2008.
  • Biostatistician, Health Outcome Innovations, Humana Health Insurance, KY, 2005-2006.
  • Adjunct Faculty, Computer Sciences Department, Spalding University, KY, 2004-2006.
  • Research Assistant, School of Public Health, the University of Louisville, KY, 2001-2007.
  • Instructor, Computer Studies Division, the American University in Cairo, Egypt, 1993-2001.
  • Management Information System (MIS) Specialist, US-Aid Programs for Development, Egypt, 1991-1993.
  • Adjunct MIS Specialist and Statistician, Integrated Development Consultant, Egypt, 1990-1997.
Research Interests

Dr. YoussefAgha, in a broad sense, is interested in the integration of Biostatistics, decision analysis techniques, and Data Mining for researchers in public Health. Because the focus of his work is on applications of Biostatistics, and Data Mining, the approach to his research cuts across the range of public health issues such as: Child/Adolescent Health with Environmental Health Problems; and Healthcare Reform/Issues.

Selected Publications

Child/Adolescent Health with Environmental Health Problems

YoussefAgha AH, Jayawardene WP, Lohrmann DK, El Afandi GS. Air Pollution Indicators Predict Outbreaks of Asthma Exacerbations among Elementary School Children: integration of daily environmental and school health surveillance systems in Pennsylvania. Journal of Environmental Monitoring, 2012 Dec; 14(12):3202-10. doi: 10.1039/c2em30430a. Epub 2012 Nov 12. PMID: 23147442

YoussefAgha AH, Lohrnamm DK, Jayawardene WP, El Afandi GS. Upper-Air Observation Indicators Predict Outbreaks of Asthma Exacerbations among Elementary School Children: integration of daily environmental and school health surveillance systems in Pennsylvania. Journal of Asthma, 2012 Jan; 49(5):464-73. doi: 10.3109/02770903.2012.677896. Epub 2012 May 11. PMID: 22574718

YoussefAgha AH, Lohrmann DK, Jayawandene WP. Use of Data Mining to Reveial Body Mass Index (BMI): Patterns Among Pennsylvania Schoolchildren, Pre-K to Grade 12. Journal of School Health, 2013 Feb; 83(2):85-92. doi: 10.1111/josh.12002. PMID: 233331267

Jayawardene WP, YoussefAgha AH, Lohrmann DK, El Afandi GS. Prediction of Asthma Exacerbations among Children through Integrating Air Pollution, Upper-Air, and School Health Surveillances. Allergy and Asthma Proceedings, 2013; 34(1):1-8. doi: 10.2500/aap.2013.34.3629. PMID: 23406925

Jayawardene WP, Lohrmann DK, YoussefAgha AH, Nilwala DC. Prevention of Dengue Fever: an exploratory school-community intervention involving students empowered as change agents. Journal of School Health, 2011;81(9):566-573

Jayawardene WP, YoussefAgha AH, Lohrmann DK. Upper-Air Observation Indicators Predict Outbreaks of Allergies among Elementary School Children: integrattion of daily environment and school health surveillance systems in Pennsylvania. International Journal of Child and Adolescent Health, 2013 [In Print]

Gassman A, Agley J, Johnston J, Middlestadt S, Puymbroeck M, YoussefAgha A. Catalyzing Trans-disciplinary Studies in Public Health: A College Health Survey and Data Platform. Health Promotion Practice. 2010.

Jon AD, Ruth G, Jun MC, YoussefAgha AH, Jayawardene WP, Mohammad TR. Examining sequences of adolescent substance use initiation over-the-counter (OTC) drug abuse. The Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse [In Print]

Cancer & Alcohol

Sari Y, Segu Z, YoussefAgha A, Karty J, Isailovic D. Neuroprotective peptide ADNF-9 in fetal brain of C57BL/6 mice exposed prenatally to alcohol. Journal of Biomedical Science 2011, 18:77 Published: 21 October 2011

Chao C, Studts JL, Abell T, Hadley T, Roetzer L, Dineen S, Lorenz D, YoussefAgha A & McMasters KM . Adjuvant Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer: How Presentations of Recurrence Risk Influences Decision-Making. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 21(23); 4299-4305. PM: 145814400

Healthcare Reform/Issues - Proceedings

YoussefAgha AH, Jayawardene WP. Position of Gateway Drugs in the Spectrum of Adolescent Drug-Use Initiation in Indiana: relevance of market basket analysis of data mining in detection of common sustance-use initiation sequences. WORLDCOMP'11 - 7th International Conference on Data Mining (DMIN'11), Las Vegas, NV.

YoussefAgha AH, Lohrmann DK, Jayawardene WP, Lorenzen- Huber L. Public Concerns and Projected Repercussions of Health Care Reform Using Simulations. WORLDCOMP'12 - 9th International Conference on Modeling, Simulation and Visualization Methods (MSV'12), Las Vegas, NV

YoussefAgha AH, Jayawardene WP, Obeng S, Lohrmann DK. A Content Analysis of Online News Media Reporting on American Health Care Reform. WORLDCOMP'12 - 8th International Conference on Data Mining (DMIN'12), Las Vegas, NV.

Oral Presentation YoussefAgha AH, Liebermann T, Abdul-Mageed M, Jayawardene WP, Lohrmann DK. Public Opinion on Health Care Reform: Differences between YouTube and Professional News. WORLDCOMP'12 - 13th International Conference on Internet Computing (ICOMP'12), Las Vegas, NV.

Oral Presentation Abdul-Mageed M, YoussefAgha A, Korayem M. "Yes we can?"; Subjectivity Annotation and Tagging for the Health Domain. The International Conference on Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing (RANLP 2011), 12-14 September, Hissar, Bulgaria

YoussefAgha A, Abdul-Mageed M, Lieberman M, Lorhmann D. Reception of the Obama Heathcare Reform Plan in Professional and User-Generated Web Content. The 12th annual conference of the Association of Internet Researchers. Internet Reseach 12.0 - Performance and Participation. Seattle, USA [10/13/2011]

Ekbia, H, Grogg PL, Lohrmann D, Sullivan M, & YoussefAgha AH. Untying the Gordian knot: The Development of an Immunization Information Exchange. Proceedings of the America's Conference on Information Systems, San Francisco, CA, August 8-10; (2009)

International Health

Heaven C, Morales N, Luegers A, YoussefAgha AH, Jayawardene WP. Primary Prevention of Diabetes in the Middle East and North Africa Region: an ecological perspective. The International Journal of Health, Wellness and Society. 2011;1(2):87-100

Jayawardene WP, YoussefAgha AH, Mattar S, Labib N, Torabi MR. Differential Characteristics of Diabetes Epidemic across Global Regions. The International Journal of Health, Wellness and Society. 2012;1(4):61-78

Jayawardene WP, YoussefAgha AH, LaJoie S, Torabi MR. Psychological Distress among Nurses Caring for War-Victims in Sri Lanka. Journal of Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness. Published online ahead of print. doi: 10.1001/dmp.2011.36

YoussefAgha AH, Jayawardene WP, Lohrmann DK. Hepatitis B and C in Refugees from Northeast Africa: the need for screening. The International Journal of Health, Wellness and Society, 2012 [In Print]

Maffini C, YoussefAgha AH, Jayawardene WP, Perez-Medina E, Torabi MR. Barriers Contributing to Health Disparities among Latinos in the United States. The International Journal of Health, Wellness and Society. 2012;1(4):163-178