Ahmed H YoussefAgha
Epidemiology and Biostatistics Department
- Ph.D. at The University of Louisville, 2006
- M.S.P.H at The University of Louisville, 2003
- M.S.C.S. at The University of Louisville, 2001
- B.S. at Menofia University, 1987
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.
Dr. YoussefAgha, in a broad sense, is interested in the integration of Biostatistics, Decision Analysis Techniques, and Computer Sciences (e.g. Information Systems, and Simulation) for Researches in Public Health (e.g. Health-Outcome Innovation, and Health/Healthcare Promotion Intelligence.)
Because the focus of his work is on applications of biostatistics, computer sciences, mathematics, and management science (e.g. operations research), the approach to his research cuts across a range of health promotion and disease prevention topics and issues.
Jayawardene, W.P., YoussefAgha, A.H., Lohrmann, D.K. Upper-Air observation indicators predict outbreaks of Allergies among elementary school children: International Journal of Child and Adolescent Health [Accepted on Jan. 2012]
YoussefAgha, A.H., Lohrmann, D.K., Jayawardene, W.P. Upper-Air observation indicators Predict Outbreaks of Asthma Exaceerbations among Elementary School Children: integration of daily environmental and school health surveillance systems in Pennsylvania. Journal of Asthma [Accepted on Nov. 2011]
YoussefAgha, A.H., Lohrmann, D.K. Use of Data-Mining to Reveal Body Mass Index (BMI) Patterns among Pennsylvania School Children, PK-12. Journal of School Health [Accepted on Sep. 2011]
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
Jayawardene, W.P., Lohrmann D.K., YoussefAgha, A.H., Milwala, D.C., Prevention of Dengue Fever: An Exploratory School-Community Intervention Involving Students Empowered as Change Agents. Journal of School Health. 2011; 81(9):566-573
YoussefAgha,A.H., Jayawardene, W.P. Position of Gateway Drugs in the Spectrum of Adolescent Drug-Use Initiatiion in Indiana: Relevance of Market Basket Analysis of Data Mining in Detection of Common Substance-Use Initiation Sequences. 2011 International Conference on Data Mining (DMIN'11), Las Vegas NV. Preceding 
Jayawardene, W.P., YoussefAgha, A.H., Middlestadt, S.E., Lohrmann, D.K., Torabi, M.R. Dimensions of HIV/AIDS in Africa: Implications for infrastructure development, prevention, detection, and treatment. African Journal of Reproductive Health [submitted on Dec. 2011]
YoussefAgha, A., Abdul-Mageed, M., Lieberman, T., Lohrmann, D. Reception of the Obama Healthcare Reform Plan in Professional and User-Generated Web Content. The 12th annual conference of the Association of Internet Researchers. Internet Research 12.0 - Performance and Partipation. Seattle, USA [10/13/2011].
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. [09/10/2011]
YoussefAgha, A.H., Jayawardene, W.P. Non-Medical Use of Prescription Narcotics in the Sequence of Adolescent Drug-Use Initiation and Epidemiology of Narcotic-Use by Indiana Adolescents. International Narcotics Research Conference, Hollywood, FL. Poster Presentation [06/22/2011]
YoussefAgha, A.H., Jayawardene, W.P. Role of Cigarette Smoking in the Sequence of Drugs Use Initiation and Trend of Cigarette Smoking among Indiana Adolescents. 2011 Annual Conference of Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, Toronto, Canada. Poster Presentation [02/19/2011]
Jayawardene, W.P., YoussefAgha, A.H., LaJoie, S., Torabi, M.R. Psychological Distress among Nurses Caring for War-Victims in Sri Lanka. Journal of Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness. doi:10.1001/dmp.2011.36
Jayawardene, W.P., YoussefAgha, A.H., Mattar, S., Labib, N., Torabi, M.R. Differential Characteristics of Diabetes Epidemic across Global Regions. International Journal of Health, Wellness and Society [Accepted on 10/27/2011]
Maffini, C., YoussefAgha, A.H., Jayawardene, W.P., Perez-Medina, E., Torabi, M.R. Barriers Contributing to Health Disparities among Latinos in the United States. International Journal of Health, Wellness and Society [Accepted on 08/23/2011]
Heaven, C., Morales, N., Luegers, A., YoussefAgha, A.H., Jayawardene, W.P. Primary Prevention of Diabetes in the Middle East and North Africa Region. International Journal of Health, Wellness and Society. 2011; 1(2):87-100
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).
YoussefAgha, A., Gassman, R., Jones, A., Jun, M. Indiana University: Trends in Alternative Forms of Tobacco Intake among High School Students; Eta Sigma Gamma Journal. (2010).
YoussefAgha, A.H., Jayawardene, W.P., Lohrmann, D.K. Hepatitis B and C in Refugees from Northeast Africa: The Need for Screening. 2012 International Conference on Health, Wellness and Society, Chicago, IL. Accepted for Oral Presentation [Accepted: 03/10/2012]
YoussefAgha, A.H., Jayawardene, W.P. Non-Medical Use of Prescription Narcotics in the Sequence of Adolescent Drug-Use Initiation and Epidemiology of Narcotics-Use by Indiana Adolescents. International Narcotics Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, Toronto, Canada. Poster Presentation [02/19/2011]
Lohrmann, D.K., YoussefAgha, A.H. Trends in Body Mass Index and Associated Chronic Health Problems Among Pennsylvania School Children - A Study on the Effectiveness of Using an Online Coordinated School Information System to Document School Health. 139th Annual Conference of American Public Health Association (APHA) [10/31/2011]
Jayawardene, W.P., YoussefAgha, A.H., Nilwala, D.C., and Torabi, M.R. Job satisfaction among nurses caring for war-victims in Sri Lanka. 139th Annual Conference of American Public Health Association (APHA), Washington, D.C. Oral Presentation [10/31/2011]
Jayawardene, W.P., Lohrmann, D.K., YoussefAgha, A.H. Human Development Correlates of Violence and Bullying among Adolescents in Low and Middle-income Countries: An Ecological Perspective. 2011 Annual Conference of American School Health Association (ASHA), Louisville, KY. Oral Presentation [10/14/2011]
Middlestadt, S.E., Johnston, J., Van Puymbroeck, M., YoussefAgha, A., Gassman, R., & Agley, J. (2010). "Role of self-efficacy and the environment in encouraging undergraduates to eat breakfast every day". APHA
Johnston, J., Thosar, S., Agley, J., Gassman, R., Middlestadt, S.E., Van Puymbroeck, M., & YoussefAgha, A. (2010). "Physical activity and sedentary patterns during college transition years". APHA
Ekbia, H., Grogg, P.L., Lohrmann, D.K., Sullivan, M., & YoussefAgha, A.H. 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).
YoussefAgha, A.H., Steven, M.C., Evan, G.W. "Multiobjective Simulation-Based Methodologies for Disease/Injury Treatment", Abstract, Health Applications Section, INFORMS Annual Meeting-2005-San Francisco.
Chao, C., Studts, J.L., Abell, T., Hadley, T., Roetzer, L., Dineen, S., Lorenz, D., YoussefAgha, A., & McMasters, K.M. Adjuvant Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer: How Presentation of Recurrence Risk Influences Decision-Making. J Clin.Oncol., 21(23): 4299-4305. PM:14581440.
Courses Recently Taught
HPER T591 INTRODUCTION TO BIOSTATISTICS
HPER T693 EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN
HPER H617 SUSTNBLTY & CAUSES