Hikmet Jamil, M.D., Ph.D.

Hikmet Jamil, M.D., Ph.D.

Hikmet Jamil, M.D., Ph.D.

Administrative Title

Professor Emeritus

Office Phone

(313) 577-2048


Dr. Jamil uses the knowledge he gained from 38 years of experience in occupational & environmental health to promote a healthy and safe working and everyday living environment. He is also active in local, national and international research conducted by the division. He successfully builds research collaborations with local community non-profit organizations and academic institutes at the international level, in particular among Middle East countries. He also works as a project coordinator to the MINH study entitled Mental health in Iraqi refugees: Importance of post-displacement social stressors from 2010-2014. He also worked as Co-investigator to a study entitled The Stress Resiliency program aimed at strengthening Iraqi refugee's potential employability from 2011-2012.


Education Training

  • College of Medicine, /University of Baghdad, Iraq, MD, 1962
  • Society of Apothecaries of London, England, Diplomate in Venereology, DVD, 1974
  • The Royal College of Physicians of London & The Royal College of Surgeons of England, London, England, Diploma in Industrial Health, DIH, 1975
  • University of London, England, Master of Science in Occupational Medicine, MSc. 1975
  • University of Manchester, England, Doctor of Philosophy, PhD, 1978


Experience from Selected Positions Held

  • Referee to several national and international peer journals (1980-Present).
  • Chief Editor, Deputy Editor, Secretary General of a journal, Editorial Board Member for several scientific journals at national and international (1984-Present)
  • Professor, Wayne State University, Michigan. USA (1998-Present)
  • President, International Society of Iraqi Scientists, Michigan, USA (2002-Present)
  • Education Committee. Dept. of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences, WSU (2001-2007)
  • Environmental Health Consultant on the Stony Brook University Project (USAID HEAD PROGRAM/SBU) (2004-05)
  • Health Consultant, ACCESS Community Health & Research Center. MI (1997-05)
  • Vice President. The High Council for Iraqi Scientific Societies, Iraq (34 Societies) (1994-96)
  • President of the Iraqi Society of Occupational Health and Safety. Baghdad, Iraq (1992-96)
  • External Examiner, Board Community Health, Jordanian Medical Council, Jordan (1984-91)
  • Consultant for several councils at different Ministries and Institutions, Iraq (1980-96)
  • Supervisor for PhD, MSc and Diploma candidates (1980-96)
  • Program Director for postgraduate studies (Diploma, Master and Ph.D.), Department of Community Medicine, University of Baghdad (1979-96).

Selected Scientific Achievements

  • Published 172 scientific research projects (1980 - Present)
  • Author of 20 books (7 academic) in the field of Occupational Health and Safety (1980 - 97)
  • 180 Papers presented in different national & international scientific meetings (1979 - Present)
  • Published 248 scientific articles in the field of Occupational Health and Safety (1979 - Present)
  • Initiated national and then international Arab Health Conferences with two workshops (Pre- and Post- conference) through ACCESS Organization in MI (1999-2003)
  • Founded two scientific societies, one in Iraqi (The Iraqi Society of Occupational Health and Safety, Iraq in 1992) and one in USA (International Society of Iraqi Scientists in 2000)
  • Established three Postgraduate (Diploma, Master & Ph.D.) programs in Occupational and Environmental Medicine (1980 - 97)

Selected Honors/Awards

  • Naming the Conference and Training Room at the Iraqi Society of Occupational Health and Safety in Baghdad-Iraq by the name of Professor Dr. Hikmet Jamil on 20th year's establishment celebration event. Baghdad, Iraq, Februarys 2012
  • Shield Award, Baghdad University, College of Medicine for continuous effort to improve the public health in Iraq during visit of the college in Baghdad, June 28, 2012
  • Symbol of the Iraqi Society of Occupational Health and Safety on 20th year's establishment celebration event. Baghdad, Iraq, February 2012
  • Teacher Award. School of Medicine, Wayne State University, November 2011
  • Lifetime Achievement Award. Iraqi Medical Sciences Association, Michigan May, 2011
    Special Tribute. Governor of the State of Michigan based on scientific activities particularly among Iraqi refugees and immigrant, June 24, 2011
  • Symbol of Iraqi Medical Association. The 40th. Scientific Conference, Sulamanyah, KRG, Iraq, September, 2011
    Symbol of Raparin University logo. Sulamanyah, KRG, Iraq, September 27, 2011
  • Annual Employee Service Award Program. 10 years of services at WSU, 2010
  • Gate of Aleppo Certificate. The 38 Iraqi Medical Association Conference, Aleppo, Syria 5-7 April, 2008
  • Symbol of Ras Gas Corporation / In appreciation of visit Ras Gas Facilities following Pre-Conference Workshop, Qatar. Primary Health Care Conference, WHO. 1st International Conference in Partnership with the WHO. Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Doha, Qatar, April, 4-11, 2008
  • Teacher Award. School of Medicine, Wayne State University, November 2006
  • Teacher of the Year 2003 / Selected by Occupational & Environmental Medicine Residents, WSU 2003
  • Shield Award for the participation in a workshop on Occupational Health and Safety for Nurses / Faculty of Nursing / Jordan University of
  • Science & Technology: A joint effort between W.H.O and the Faculty of Nursing / Jordan, Oct. 7-8, 2002
  • Outstanding Achievement Award for co-chairing the Second Biennial National Conference on Health Issues in the Arab American Community May 10-13, 2001
  • Summary of biography is listed in the 25th & 26th Dictionary of International Biography, Cambridge / United Kingdom, 1997 - 1998
  • MAN OF THE YEAR 1995," American Biographical Institute / Board of International Research / U.S.A., 1986
  • Fellowship of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, FFOM.I (Honorary), 1984
  • Associate hip, Royal College of Physicians of London, England, Associate of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine, AFOM (Honorary), 1985
  • Membership, Royal College of Physicians of London, England, Member of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine, MFOM (Honorary), 1987
  • Special commendation from the President of Iraq for extensive publications in Occupational Health & Safety, 1982


Primary Research Interests fall in three areas:

  • Iraqi refugees and immigrant health disorders
  • the impact of environmental exposure on the health of the people and;
  • the impact of water-pipe (hookah) smoking on the health of smokers at the level of local, national and international
facebook twitter instagram flickr youtube