Dr. Awatef Ben Ramadan

Assistant Professor
Program Coordinator, B.S. in Information Technology and Informatics
Department of Informatics and Mathematics

Awatef Ben RamadanEducation

  • MBBCh, Tripoli University
  • MPH, University of Missouri-Columbia
  • Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia

Dr. Awatef Ben Ramadan worked as a physician and supervisor of an immunization program in a community health center, researcher and lecturer at the Family and Community Medicine Department in Tripoli University, and graduate research assistant at the Missouri Cancer Registry and Research Center at the University of Missouri. She presented several posters and oral presentation in many peer-reviewed national and international conferences, and has published several articles in well-respected informatics and higher education journals.

Courses taught

  • INFM 606 Human Computer Interaction and Usability in Health Informatics
  • INFM 625 Evidence Based Decision Making and Clinical Knowledge Management
  • INFM 665 Clinical Decision Support Systems and Tele-health in Health Informatics
  • INFM 675 Research Methods in Health Informatics
  • INFM 700 Capstone Health Informatics Project

Research and professional interests

  • Chronic diseases and infectious diseases surveillance
  • Clinical health informatics
  • Public health informatics and community-based health disparities research
  • Usability of the advanced clinical and public health informatics technology and cancer

Recent publications

  • Ramadan AA., Liu F, Stapleton C. Case Study: Assessment of Civic Learning Knowledge Amongst Informatics Faculty and Undergraduate Students’ Attendees of Civic Workshops at Mercer University. Journal Of Service-Learning In Higher Education (JSLHE)’s April 2021.
  • Ramadan AA. A Case Study: Enhancing the Learning Process and the Quality of the Students’ Work in Online Courses Using Multiple High Impact Practices and Civic Strategies. International Journal of Higher Education. 2021;10(2):308-18.
  • Emeangwai Ch & Ramadan AA. Health Professionals’ EHR Post-Implementation Incompetency in St. Joseph Regional Hospital, New Jersey. Public Health and Healthcare Journal 2.2 (2020).
  • Ben, AA Ramadan, J. Jackson-Thompson, and C. L. Schmaltz. “Usability Assessment of the Missouri Cancer Registry’s Published Interactive Mapping Reports: Round Two.” Online Journal of Public Health Informatics 11, no. 2 (2019).
  • Ben Ramadan, A., Jeannette Jackson-Thompson, and Chester L. Schmaltz. “Estimates of Female Breast Cancer Mortality-to-Incidence Ratio (MIR) of the Counties and the Senatorial Districts Grouped to County Boundaries (SDGCs) in Missouri 2008-2012.” Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice 11.3 (2018)
  • Ramadan AA, Jackson-Thompson J, Schmaltz CL. Improving Visualization of Female Breast Cancer Survival Estimates: Analysis Using Interactive Mapping Reports. JMIR public health and surveillance. 2018 Apr;4(2).


  • A provost seed grant entitled “Assessment of Health and Digital Literacy Amongst First Generation Immigrants”

Contact Dr. Ben Ramadan

Office Location: Atlanta Administration and Conference Center (AACC), Suite 415, Office 416