Current work and interests
Abdulwahab is a PhD student supervised by Dr Søren Brage. His current research interests include the study of differences in physical activity patterns throughout the life-course as well as physical activity behavior in the Arabian Gulf. His PhD research will focus on physical activity patterns in relation to metabolic disease.
Outside of the lab, Abdulwahab is an experienced long-distance runner specializing in the half marathon and marathon distances.
Background and experience
Abdulwahab holds a Master’s degree in Biology from New York University. During his studies, Abdulwahab developed a keen interest in the upstream determinants of obesity and related health behaviors. His MSc thesis focused on the evolution of carbohydrate metabolism in humans. He completed his undergraduate education in Molecular Biology and Psychology at the University of Colorado Boulder.
Abdulwahab undertook formative training in epidemiology through a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) degree in Population Health Sciences at the University of Cambridge. His MPhil thesis focused on adolescent physical activity patterns and their relation to mental well-being.
Prior to starting his Ph.D. at the Unit, Abdulwahab worked on an array of projects related to the characterization of physical activity patterns within the Physical Activity Epidemiology programme.