Salma Abdalla, DrPH, MBBS, MPH
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Global Health

DPH/DrPH, Boston University School of Public Health
MBBS, University of Khartoum
MPH, Boston University School of Public Health



Salma Abdalla, a Sudanese medical doctor, is an Assistant Professor in Global Health and Epidemiology at Boston University School of Public Health. She was the Director of the Rockefeller-Boston University 3-D Commission on Determinants of health, Data science, and Decision making. She also served as a secretariat member for the WHO Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response during the COVID-19 pandemic. Her research focuses on understanding how microsocial forces shape the health of the population. In particular, she studies how data on the social, economic, and commercial determinants can be used to inform decision-making on health and health equity in different contexts. She also studies the effects of trauma on global population mental health. She has published over 50 scientific journal articles, co-authored 8 reports and policy briefs, and co-authored 9 book chapters.
Dr Abdalla was also engaged in advocacy efforts to incorporate the voices of young people in setting the global public health agenda for a number of years. She was elected the Secretary General of the International Federation of Medical Students Associations for the term 2013-2014. She was also named an emerging voice in global health in 2018 and a Moremi fellow for young women leadership in Africa in 2012.

Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Epidemiology




Mass Violence Resource Center
07/01/2022 - 06/30/2025 (Multi-PI)
PI: Salma Abdalla, DrPH, MBBS, MPH
Medical University of South Carolina Victims of Crime


WHO Healthy Cities Indicators
03/11/2024 - 08/31/2024 (PI)
World Health Organization




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  1. Abba-Aji M, Moreland A, Abdalla SM, Rancher C, Galea S, Davies F, Kilpatrick DG. Prevalence and Risk Factors of Depression and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder After a Mass Shooting. JAMA Netw Open. 2024 Mar 04; 7(3):e242739.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38502130; PMCID: PMC10951730; DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2024.2739;
     
  2. Galea S, Abdalla SM. Data to Improve Global Health Equity-Key Challenges. JAMA Health Forum. 2023 Nov 03; 4(11):e234433.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37917051
     
  3. Dewhurst E, Ettman CK, Hare Bork R, Thornburg B, Abdalla SM, Galea S, Castrucci BC. Symptoms of Posttraumatic Stress During the COVID-19 Pandemic in the Governmental Public Health Workforce and General Population. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2024 Jan-Feb 01; 30(1):E14-E20.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37882760; PMCID: PMC10664775; DOI: 10.1097/PHH.0000000000001837;
     
  4. Ettman CK, Subramanian M, Fan AY, Adam GP, Abdalla SM, Galea S, Stuart EA. Assets and depression in U.S. adults during the COVID-19 pandemic: a systematic review. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol. 2024 Apr; 59(4):571-583.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37838630
     
  5. Abdalla SM, Koya SF, Rosenberg SB, Stovall IB, Biermann O, Zeinali Z, Cohen GH, Ettman CK, Galea S. Pandemic stressors and mental health indicators in eight countries. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol. 2024 Apr; 59(4):585-598.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37587229
     
  6. Cohen GH, Wang R, Sampson L, Lowe SR, Ettman CK, Abdalla SM, Wellenius GA, Cabral H, Ruggiero K, Galea S. Depression and PTSD among Houston Residents who Experienced Hurricane Harvey and COVID-19: Implications for Urban Areas Affected by Multiple Disasters. J Urban Health. 2023 Aug; 100(4):860-869.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37550501; PMCID: PMC10447846; DOI: 10.1007/s11524-023-00767-2;
     
  7. Babbs G, Weber SE, Abdalla SM, Cesare N, Nsoesie EO. Use of machine learning methods to understand discussions of female genital mutilation/cutting on social media. PLOS Glob Public Health. 2023; 3(7):e0000878.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37490461; PMCID: PMC10368253; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgph.0000878;
     
  8. Galea S, Abdalla SM. The Case for Optimism in Health and Health Care. JAMA Health Forum. 2023 Apr 07; 4(4):e231159.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37022708
     
  9. Maani N, Abdalla SM, Ettman CK, Parsey L, Rhule E, Allotey P, Galea S. Global Health Equity Requires Global Equity. Health Equity. 2023; 7(1):192-196.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36960163; PMCID: PMC10029999; DOI: 10.1089/heq.2022.0169;
     
  10. Maani N, Abdalla SM, Ettman CK, Parsey L, Rhule E, Allotey P, Galea S. Global Health Equity Requires Global Equity. Health Equity. 2023; 7(1):192-196.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36960163; PMCID: PMC10029999; DOI: 10.1089/heq.2022.0169;
     
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202126
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