College of Health Sciences
Dr. Heba Tawfik is a physician and epidemiologist with more than twenty years of experience as a researcher, epidemiologist and educator. She has worked as a clinical epidemiologist in a variety of areas including infectious disease, cancer, women’s reproductive health and maternal and child health. Dr. Tawfik has ample experience conducting various types of quantitative research and has also been involved in national and international public health projects sponsored by the World Health Organization in the Eastern Mediterranean Region. By combining her training as a physician and an epidemiologist, she brings an exceptional skill set to her work.
Dr. Tawfik obtained her medical degree in Egypt and doctoral degree from the renowned Mailman School of Public Health of Columbia University in New York. Dr. Tawfik joined Walden University in 2013. She has taught and mentored in both the PhD and DrPH programs at Walden University. She currently teaches Advanced Epidemiologic Methods (PUBH 8520) and Public Health Policy and Advocacy (PUBH 8240). She has numerous publications and has had the privilege of presenting her work at several professional meetings. She is a recipient of the prestigious Anna C. Gelman Award of Excellence in Epidemiology and the recipient of multiple Research Dissemination Grants.
Dr. Tawfik is passionate about women and children’s health and is also very interested in cancer epidemiology. Her research interests include quantitative data analysis, advancements in research methodology and life course studies.