Program: Engineering Systems and Management
Dr. Khayal is an Assistant Professor in the Engineering Systems and Management Program at the Masdar Institute of Science & Technology. She holds a PhD in Bioengineering from the University of California, Berkeley and University of California, San Francisco Joint Graduate Group. She has also completed the Management of Technology Program from the University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business. She started and chairs the Human Subjects Research Ethics Committee at Masdar Institute. She holds two US and international patents and she is featured in the book Medicine by Design: The Practice and Promise of Biomedical Engineering by Fen Montaigne.
Dr. Khayal has developed the concept of Sustainable Health at Masdar Institute. As part of the Sustainable Health concept, Dr. Khayal is interested in the integration of social and environmental factors affecting public health, especially for non-communicable diseases such as diabetes and obesity in order to understand and develop early warning markers and factors for health. Part of her research focuses on understanding the social factors affecting health by utilizing social networks and network analysis techniques. Dr. Khayal’s Sustainable Health Lab has developed models explaining the change in BMI utilizing individual and social information. Dr. Khayal’s Sustainable Health Lab is also exploring the effect of environmental factors on various health conditions. Her expertise includes study design of clinical and non-clinical experiments. On the biological side, this includes the analysis of MR imaging data for cancer. Dr. Khayal utilizes non-invasive acquisition to computationally visualize, model and analyze biological and non-biological data as it affects human health.
Advisor to current Masdar Institute students:
Rahman Oloritun, email@example.com
Maryam Butt, firstname.lastname@example.org
Khasaiba Al Dalel, email@example.com
Fatima Al Baloushi, firstname.lastname@example.org