Samah Hayek, DrPH, MPH

Samah Hayek, DrPH, MPH

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate



BA - University of Haifa, Israel (2003)
MPH - University of Haifa, Israel (2010)
DrPH - University of Kentucky, USA (2013)


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Program Evaluation Fellowship (2012-2014)

Research Interests

  • Long-term effect of cancer treatment
  • Aging phenotypes among cancer survivors
  • Utilizing statistical methods in epidemiology
  • Chronic condition public health
  • Evaluation intervention studies in public health

Current Research

  • Frailty measures among cancer survivors
  • Peripheral neuropathy among cancer survivors
  • Functional limitations among long-term cancer survivors 

Selected Publications

Hayek S, Enav T, Shohat T, Keinan-Boker L. Factors Associated with Breast Cancer Screening in a Country with National Health Insurance: Did We Succeed in Reducing Healthcare Disparities? J Womens Health (Larchmt); 2017.

Hayek S, Tessler R, Bord S, Baron-Epel O. An Evaluation of the Concept of Health Promoting Schools on Healthy Eating Habits among students age 10-12: A Multi-level Analysis. Health Promot Int; 1-17.

Hayek S, Ifrah A, Enav T, Shohat T. Prevalence, Correlates, and Time Trends of Multiple Chronic Conditions Among Israeli Adults: Estimates From the Israeli National Health Interview Survey, 2014–2015. Prev Chronic Dis 2017 Aug 10;14:E64. PubMed PMID: 28796598.

Daoud N, Hayek S, Biderman A, Mashal A, Bar-Zeev Y, Kalter-Leibovici O. Receiving family physician’s advice and the ‘stages of change’ in smoking cessation among Arab minority men in Israel. Fam Pract 2016 Dec;33(6):626-632. PubMed PMID: 27591746.

Hayek S, Dietz PM, Van Handel M, Zhang J, Shrestha RK, Huang YL, Wan C, Mermin J. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Funding for HIV Testing Associated With Higher State Percentage of Persons Tested.‏ J Public Health Manag Pract 2015 Nov-Dec;21(6):537-537. PubMed PMID: 25679771.

Hayek S, Heitgerd JL, Williams WO, Krueger AL, Dietz PM. County-Level Correlates of CDC-Funded HIV Testing Events, United States, 2012. J Community Health 2015 Oct;40(5):1031-6. PubMed PMID: 25903300.

Last update: February 2018