Mustafa Al-Zoughool, PhD, MSc.

Assistant Professor, Department of Community and Environmental Health, KSAU-HS
Dr. Mustafa Al-Zoughool is an assistant professor, Department of Community and Environmental Health. He specializes in assessing the relationship of environmental and occupational agents and the risk human diseases, particularly cancer. His research includes assessment of exposures to environmental and occupational agents (dosimetry), study of their molecular targets inside human body (biomarkers), and evaluation of epidemiology of diseases they cause in human population.

Dr. Al-Zoughool obtained his PhD in Molecular Toxicology and Environmental Genetics in 2005 from the University of Cincinnati in the US. He then completed a one-year postdoctoral fellowship with the Nutrition and Cancer Group at the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in Lyon, France. In 2007 he joined the McLaughlin Center for Population Health Risk Assessment at the University of Ottawa in Canada as cancer epidemiologist. At the University of Ottawa he was then appointed as Research Associate and Part-Time Professor at the School of Health Sciences in 2010. He joined King Saud University for Health Sciences as assistant Professor in 2012.

Dr. Al-Zoughool has attended and participated in more than 20 international meetings and conferences, and taught several courses in toxicology, molecular biology of diseases, and environmental health at the University of Ottawa. He is currently the Managing Editor of the Canadian Journal of Clinical Nutrition (CJCN), and a member of a number of international scientific societies including the Society of Toxicology, and the Canadian Society of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. He is also reviewer of the Journal of Analytical Biochemistry, Health Physics Journal, Mutation Research-Genetic Toxicology and Environmental Mutagenesis, Radiation and Environmental Biophysics.

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