Mustafa Hussein, PhD

Assistant Professor, Public Health Policy and Administration
School of Public Health

Curriculum Vitae

Education
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Social Epidemiology & Urban Health, Dornsife School of Public Health, Drexel University
Ph.D., Health Policy, The University of Tennessee Health Science Center
M.S., Chemistry, Washington State University
B.Sc.(Honors), Pharmacy, Minia University, Egypt

Research Interests
Mustafa Hussein’s research seeks to bring together theory and analytic methodology from health economics, public policy analysis, and social epidemiology, to generate new insights about social inequalities in health. His current research focuses on:

  • Healthcare policy changes and the mechanisms through which they influence financial protection, unmet medical care needs, and quality of care among vulnerable populations.
  • Income-support and poverty alleviation policies, such as living wage policies, and quasi-experimental approaches to assess their effects on psychosocial stress and cardiovascular health inequalities.
  • The role of the political economy and organizational structure of healthcare systems in shaping health inequalities, through comparative analysis of the evolution, structure, and performance of OECD healthcare and broader social welfare systems. This work also seeks to draw lessons to inform the development and strengthening of health systems in low and middle-income countries.