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Iman A Hakim

Iman A Hakim

Director
University of Arizona
USA

Biography

Professor Iman Hakim is the dean of the College of Public Health at the University of Arizona (UA). She is the Mel & Enid Zuckerman Endowed Chair in Public Health and the founding director of the Global Health Institute at UA. She is a member of the UA Cancer Center and Sarver Heart Center. She holds joint appointments in the in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the UA College of Medicine and Departments of Nutrition at UA. She is internationally known for her translational research and work on the role of bioactive food compounds such as green tea and d-limonene in modulation of oxidative damage and prevention of chronic diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular diseases, and diabetes. She has spoken at numerous national and international conferences. Her research focuses on health promotion, dietary interventions, and the role of gene-environment and gene-nutrition interactions in chronic disease prevention. She has been the Principal Investigator of several clinical trials focused on nutrition, cancer prevention, and coronary heart disease, chemoprevention of lung carcinogenesis using green tea; dietary interventions to study the effects of tea consumption on smoking-related oxidative stress and role of d-limonene and citrus-cancer association in Mediterranean diet.

Research Interest

Clinical Nutrition, Nutrition