Dr Assem Khamis


Research Associate - Data Analyst

Role at Hull York Medical School

I am part of the RESOLVE programme team: Improving Health Status and Symptom Experience for People Living with Advanced Cancer.

I work on data collection, reporting, and analyses, as part of a major program to implement and study outcome measures in routine clinical practice among palliative care providers across Yorkshire, to improve care.


I am a Research Associate at the Wolfson Palliative Care Research Centre. I received my medical degree in 2013 from Alexandria University, Egypt, and a Master’s of Public Health in Epidemiology and Biostatistics in 2016 from the American University of Beirut (AUB). I am passionate about biostatistics and health research methodology. I worked as a research fellow at the Clinical Research Institute at AUB from 2016 - 2019. I have advanced experience in statistical analysis using different software packages, including STATA and SPSS.


I worked for three years as a research fellow at the Clinical Research Institute at AUB working on different methodological research projects such as ‘Conflict of Interest (CoI) prevalence and verification in health research’ and ‘Impact of missing participant data on pooled effect estimates in systematic reviews.’ I contributed to systematic reviews on different health fields (Cardiology, radio-oncology, and environmental health). Also, I worked on guidelines development and adaptation for Rheumatoid arthritis.


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Selected publications

Khamis AM, Kahale LA, Pardo-Hernandez H, Schünemann HJ, Akl EA. Methods of conduct and reporting of living systematic reviews: a protocol for a living methodological survey. F1000Research. 2019;8.

Kahale LA, Guyatt GH, Agoritsas T, Briel M, Busse JW, Carrasco-Labra A, Khamis AM, Zhang Y, Hooft L, Scholten RJ, Akl EA. A guidance was developed to identify participants with missing outcome data in randomized controlled trials. Journal of clinical epidemiology. 2019 Jul 9.

Khamis AM, El Moheb M, Nicolas J, Iskandarani G, Refaat MM, Akl EA. Several reasons explained the variation in the results of 22 meta-analyses addressing the same question. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. 2019 May 29.

Kahale LA, Diab B, Khamis AM, Chang Y, Lopes LC, Agarwal A, Li L, Mustafa R, Koujanian S, Waziry R, Busse JW. Potentially missing data was considerably more frequent than definitely missing data in randomized controlled trials: A methodological survey. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. 2018 Oct 6.

Khamis AM, Bou-Karroum L, Hakoum MB, Al-Gibbawi M, Habib JR, El-Jardali F, Akl EA. The reporting of funding in health policy and systems research: a cross-sectional study. Health research policy and systems. 2018 Dec;16(1):83.

Bou-Karroum L, Hakoum MB, Hammoud MZ, Khamis AM, Al-Gibbawi M, Badour S, Hasbani DJ, Lopes LC, El-Rayess HM, El-Jardali F, Guyatt G. Reporting of financial and non-financial conflicts of interest in systematic reviews on health policy and systems research: a cross sectional survey. International Journal of Health Policy and Management. 2018 Feb 12.

Nomier M, Khamis AM, Ali A, Daou KN, Semaan AT, Diab M, Akl EA. Authorship in reports of clinical practice guidelines: A systematic cross‐sectional analysis. International journal of clinical practice. 2018 Apr 17:e13083.

Dhaini HR, El Hafi B, Khamis AM. NAT1 genotypic and phenotypic contribution to urinary bladder cancer risk: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Drug metabolism reviews. 2017 Dec 19:1-2.

El Moheb M, Nicolas J, Khamis AM, Iskandarani G, Akl EA, Refaat M. Implantable cardiac defibrillators for people with non‐ischaemic cardiomyopathy. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2018, Issue 12. Art. No.: CD012738. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012738.pub2.

Khamis AM, Hakoum MB, Bou-Karroum L, Habib JR, Ali A, Guyatt G, El-Jardali F, Akl EA. Requirements of health policy and services journals for authors to disclose financial and non-financial conflicts of interest: a cross-sectional study. Health research policy and systems. 2017 Dec;15(1):80.