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hashem yousef kana''an
Department of Public Health, Community Medicine - Faculty Member

  • Ph.D. of Public health from The Johns Hopkins University, 1990
  • Msc. of Public health from Oklahoma State University, 1976
  • Bsc. of Medicine and Surgery from Ain Ahams University, 1972

    Publications
  • Kheirallah KA1, , "Hypertension Prevalence, Awareness and Control Levels among Ghawarna: An African-Descendant Ethnic Minority in the Jordan Valley.," Ethn Dis. , vol. 25, no. 3, pp. 321-324, 2015
  • Hashem Y. Kana''An, "Mothers' Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices of antibiotic use," Jordan Medical Journal, vol. 49, no. 4, pp. 215-226, 2015
  • El-Khateeb M, Khader Y, Batieha A, Jaddou H, Hyassat D, Belbisi A, Ajlouni K., "Vitamin B12 deficiency in Jordan: a population-based study.," Ann Nutr Metab., vol. 64, no. 2, pp. 101-105, 2014
  • Hashem Y. Kana''An, "Patterns of anterior abdominal stab wounds and their management at Princess Basma teaching hospital, North of Jordan.," World J Surg., vol. 37, no. 5, pp. 1162-1168, 2013
  • Hashem Y. Kana''An, "Comparison of plasma levels of natural anticoagulants (protein C and protein S) among Jordanian smokers and non-smokers.," Acta Haematol. , vol. 123, no. 4, pp. 248-252, 2010
  • Hashem Y. Kana''An, "Hypertension among 1000 patients with type 2 diabetes attending a national diabetes center in Jordan.," Ann Saudi Med. , vol. 28, no. 5, pp. 346-351, 2008
  • Jaddou, Hashem; Ammari, Foad, "The silent gallstone: Follow-up of 33 cases.," Annals of Saudi Medicine , vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 123-125, 1996
  • Jaddou, Hashem Y.; Ammari, Foad F.; Shreideh, Mohammed; Ababneh, Khalil, "Prevalence and risk factors of gallstone disease among female teachers in Northern Jordan," Saudi Medical Journal, vol. 17, no. 2, pp. 137-144, 1996
  • Sameh R Moosa,1 Faris G Bakri,2 Muhammad R Khammash,3 Hashem Y Jaddou,4 Nawwaf J Shatnawi3 and Kamel M Ajlouni1, "Peripheral arterial disease in diabetic Jordanian patients and the agreement between ankle brachial index and toe brachial index," The Britsh Journal of Diabetes and Vascular disease, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 37-42, 2014
  • A.M. Okour, 1 Y. Khader, 1 Z. Amarin, 1 , "Maternal mortality in Jordan: role of substandard care and delays," Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, vol. 18, no. 5, pp. 426-431, 2012
  • H. Y. Jaddou,1 A. M. Batieha,1 Y. S. Khader,1 A. H. Kanaan,2 M. S. El-Khateeb,3 and K. M. Ajlouni3 , "Hypertension Prevalence, Awareness, Treatment and Control, and Associated Factors: Results froma National Survey, Jordan," International Journal of Hypertension, vol. 2011, no. 1, pp. 1-8, 2011
  • H. Y. Jaddou • A. M. Batieha • Y. S. Khader • S. H. Kanaan • M. S. El-Khateeb • K. M. Ajlouni, "Depression is associated with low levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D among Jordanian adults: results from a national population survey," Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 265-268, 2011
  • Hashem Y. Kana''An, "Epidemiology and management of hypertension among Bedouins in Northern Jordan.," Saudi Med J. , vol. 24, no. 5, pp. 472-475, 2003
  • Hashem Y. Kana''An, "Prevalence, awareness and management of hypertension in a recently urbanised community, eastern Jordan.," J Hum Hypertens., vol. 14, no. 8, pp. 497-501, 2000
  • Hashem Y. Kana''An, "Blood pressure profile in schoolchildren and adolescents in Jordan.," Ann Saudi Med., vol. ;21, no. 1-2, pp. 123-126, 2001
  • Hashem Y. Kana''An, "Prevalence, recognition and management of mental disorders in primary health care in Northern Jordan.," Acta Psychiatr Scand. , vol. 96, no. 1, pp. 31-35, 1997
  • Hashem Y. Kana''An, "Relationship between 25-hydroxyvitamin D and metabolic syndrome among Jordanian adults.," Nutr Res Pract. , vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 132-139, 2011
  • Hashem Y. Kana''An, "Vitamin D status in Jordan: dress style and gender discrepancies.," Ann Nutr Metab., vol. 58, no. 1, pp. 10-18,
  • Hashem Y. Kana''An, "Metabolic Syndrome and Its Individual Components among Jordanian Children and Adolescents.," Int J Pediatr Endocrinol., vol. doi: 10.1155/2010/316170, no. , pp. 0-0, 2010
  • Hashem Y. Kana''An, "Anthropometric cutoff values for detecting metabolic abnormalities in Jordanian adults.," Diabetes Metab Syndr Obes., vol. 18, no. 3, pp. 395-402, 2010
  • Hashem Y. Kana''An, "Growth status of Jordanian schoolchildren in military-funded schools.," Eur J Clin Nutr., vol. 55, no. 5, pp. 380-386, 2001
  • Hashem Y. Kana''An, "The effectiveness of BCG vaccination: the Jordanian experience.," J Trop Pediatr. , vol. 44, no. 5, pp. 288-290, 1998
  • Hashem Y. Kana''An, "Diabetes and impaired glucose tolerance in Jordan: prevalence and associated risk factors.," J Intern Med., vol. 244, no. 4, pp. 317-323, 1998
  • Hashem Y. Kana''An, "Obesity in Jordan.," Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord., vol. 22, no. 7, pp. 624-628, 1998
  • Hashem Y. Kana''An, "Socio-economic discrepancies in growth status of Jordanian children in military-run schools at the turn of the twentieth century.," Saudi Med J. , vol. 24, no. 5, pp. 548-549, 2003
  • H. Y. Jaddou, "Psychiatric disorders among adolescent Jordanian returnees from Kuwait during the 1991 Gulf War," Eastern Mediterranian Health Journal, vol. 9, no. 1/2, pp. 20-27, 2003
  • Jaddou HY, Batieha AM, Ajlouni KM, "Prevalence and associated factors of hypertension: results from a three community-based survey, Jordan.," J Hum Hypertens. 1996 Dec;10(12):815-21., vol. 10, no. 12, pp. 815-821, 1996
  • "An alarmingly high and increasing prevalence of obesity in Jordan", Epidemiology and health
  • "Height and body-mass index trajectories of school-aged children and adolescents from 1985 to 2019 in 200 countries and territories: a pooled analysis of 2181 population-based studies with 65 million participants", Lancet
  • "Hypertension in Jordan: Prevalence, Awareness, Control, and Its Associated Factors", International Journal of Hypertension
  • "Knowledge, Attitude, Future Expectations, and Perceived Barriers of Medical Students and Physicians Regarding Pharmacogenomics in Jordan", The International Journal of Clinical Practice
  • "Knowledge, attitude, and practice of healthy eating among public school teachers in Kuwait", Journal of Public Health Research
  • "Metabolic syndrome amongst adults in Jordan: prevalence, trend, and its association with socio?demographic characteristics", Diabetology and Metabolic Syndrome
  • "Repositioning of the global epicentre of non-optimal cholesterol", Nature
  • "Rising rural body-mass index is the main driver of the global obesity epidemic in adults", Nature
  • "The performance of anthropometric measures to predict diabetes mellitus and hypertension among adults in Jordan", BMC PUBLIC HEALTH
  • "The prevalence and determinants of anaemia in Jordan", East Mediterr Health J
  • "Time Trends in Diabetes Mellitus in Jordan between 1994 and 2017", Diabetic Medicine
  • "Trauma exposure and post-traumatic stress symptoms among Syrian refugee youth in Jordan: Social support and gender as moderators", international journal of psychology
  • "Vitamin D deficiency and associated factors in Jordan", SAGE OPEN
  • "Worldwide trends in body-mass index, underweight, overweight, and obesity from 1975 to 2016: a pooled analysis of 2416 population-based measurement studies in 128?9 million children, adolescents, and adults.", lancet
  • "Worldwide trends in hypertension prevalence and progress in treatment and control from 1990 to 2019: a pooled analysis of 1201 population-representative studies with 104 million participants", Lancet
  • Deputy Head of Department, Department of Health Administration, Oct 2001 - Sep 2002
  • President assistant for King Abdullah II hospiatal affairs , University Presidency, Oct 1997 - Sep 2001
  • Deputy Head of Department, Department of Community Medicine, Public Health and Family Medicine, Jun 1991 - May 1996
  • Faculty Member, Department of Public Health, Community Medicine, Aug 1990 - Present
  • Manager of ADHA hospitals, Abu Dhabi Health Authority (ADHA), United Arab Emirates, Aug 2002- Aug 2006
  • Secretary General, Ministry of Health, Jordan, May 1996- Sep 1997
  • COMMUNICATION FOR HEALTH
  • COMMUNICATION IN HEALTH EDUCATION
  • COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION FOR HEALTH DEVELOPMENT
  • EPIDEMIOLOGY OF COMMUNICABLE DISEASES
  • INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL SOCIOLOGY
  • MEDICAL ETHICS
  • MEDICAL ETHICS AND PRACTICES
  • PLANNING & EVALUATION OF HEALTH EDUCATION
  • PLANNING & EVALUATION OF HEALTH EDUCATION PROGRAMS
  • PRINCIPLES OF HEALTH BEHAVIOUR CHANGE
  • PRINCIPLES OF TRAINING HEALTH WORKERS
  • PUBLIC HEALTH