Barrak Alahmad

Current Position: Research Fellow, Environmental Health Department, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Nationality: Kuwait

  • MD (2015): School of Medicine, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • MPH (2017): Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
  • PhD (2021): T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University, Boston, MA, USA


Dr. Alahmad holds a Medical Degree (2015) from the University of Liverpool, United Kingdom, a Master of Public Health (2018) from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and a PhD (2022) in Population Health Sciences from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

His research interests include air quality, climate change & health in the Middle East, specifically the adverse impacts of dust storms and extreme temperatures. He extensively studied the effects of environmental exposures on the health of migrant workers. Barrak’s research includes a special interest in environmental cardiology and risk assessment. His work was highlighted by professional health organizations such as the World Health Organization (WHO) and the American Heart Association (AHA) as well as many media outlets