Dr. Salma Khaled graduated with a PhD in Community Health Sciences with a specialization in Epidemiology from the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. She has extensive background in survey research methods and applied survey data analysis. Her research experience spans a variety of academic, research, and healthcare settings. She worked for various organizations within Canada including Statistics Canada, the Health Quality Council of Alberta, and the Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta. Her research interests focus on the interplay between Mental Health, Mental Illness, and Chronic Physical Conditions in the general population. She currently holds a full time position as an Assistant Professor with the Social and Economic Survey Research Institute at Qatar University.

Academic Positions

  • Present2014

    Assistant Research Professor

    Social & Economic Survey Research Institute (SESRI), Qatar University, Doha, Qatar

  • May 2014Sep 2012

    Health System Data Analyst & Project Lead

    Health Quality Council of Alberta, Calgary, Alberta

  • May 2012July 2010

    Analyst

    Statistics Canada, Microdata Access Division, Government of Canada

  • 20122010

    Research Consultant

    Prairie Regional Data Center, Statistics Canada, Calgary, Alberta

  • June 2010Jan 2010

    Statistical Assistant

    Statistics Canada, Microdata Access Division, Government of Canada

  • 20102010

    Teaching Assistant

    Prairie Regional Data Center, Statistics Canada, Calgary, Alberta

Education

  • Ph.D 2012

    Epidemiology

    University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada

  • “The Association between Cigarette Smoking and Major Depression in the Canadian Population: a Longitudinal Investigation of Competing Non-causal and Causal Models.” Dr. Scott B. Patten, supervisor
  • Comprehensive exam fields: Epidemiology, Psychiatry, Research Methods, Biostatistics, Survey Methodology, Longitudinal Study Designs and Statistical Analyses
  • BSc 2005

    Psychology (First Class Honours)

    University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Research Training

  • Postdoctoral Jan 2012 – August 2012

    Postdoctoral Fellow

    Department of Cardiac Sciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta

  • Doctoral 2006 - 2011

    Doctoral training

    Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta

  • Undergraduate 2004 – 2005

    Undergraduate Honours Research Program

    Department of Psychology, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta

Awards and Distinctions

  • 2007 - 2012
    Alberta Heritage for Medical Research Doctoral Studentship

  • 2008 - 2009
    Prairie Regional Data Center Incentive Grant

  • 2006 - 2008
    Queen Elizabeth II Scholarship

  • 2003 - 2005
    Canadian Millennium Scholarship

  • 2003 - 2004
    Dean’s List

  • 2003
    Jason Lang Scholarship

Abstracts and Presentations

  • Oct 2015
    Khaled SM, Abdul Rahim HF. The Effect of Citizenship status on Satisfaction with Healthcare Services. Oral presentation at the International Society for Quality in Healthcare (ISQua): Doha, Qatar

  • April 2009
    Khaled SM, Bulloch A, Williams J, Lavorato D & Patten SB. Major Depression as a risk factor for development of Nicotine Dependence. Oral presentation at the International Federation of Psychiatric Epidemiology Congress: Vienna, Austria

  • Nov 2007
    Khaled SM & Patten SB. Cigarette smoking and Major Depression in the Canadian Population. Poster presentation at the Mental Health Research Showcase: Banff, Alberta

  • Oct 2007
    Khaled SM, Mitchell RT, Kavanagh KM, Ramadan D, Aggarwal SG, Noulett C, Patten SB, Van Schaik A & Exner DV. Impact of Depression Status on Relapse and Quitting in Smokers Post-MI. Poster presentation at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress, Quebec City

Data Analysis Computer Skills

  • STATA, SPSS, and SAS (including programing essentials)

Language Proficiency

  • Native Level Proficiency in Arabic and English