Basil Aboul-Enein

Limited Term Lecturer

Department of Public Health


Dr. Basil Aboul-Enein attended the University of Central Arkansas receiving his Bachelor of Science in Human Ecology. He received his dual Master degrees in Nutrition and Public Health from Texas Woman’s University and University of Texas Health Science Center, respectively. He also holds a Master of Arts in Historical Studies from Norwich University Military College of Vermont. He earned his Doctorate in Education (Health Education focus) from A.T. Still University of Health Sciences, Kirksville, Missouri. Prior to commissioning into Active Duty as a Captain in the US Air Force Biomedical Science Corps where he served as Chief of Medical Intelligence, he worked in several institutions and medical facilities including Baylor College of Medicine, the USDA WIC nutrition program for the city of Houston, Texas, and the King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He also worked in Civil Service for U.S Navy Medicine. He has taught in various fields of public health sciences at Northeastern University, Rutgers University, Cornell University, and the University of London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. His research interests focus on cultural competency and diversity in public health education & promotion practices, international health (Middle East/North Africa emphasis), public health nutrition, medical humanities, obesity interventions, social justice in public health, and global health issues. He has published over 70 manuscripts in several peer-reviewed journals on topics covering public health historiography, history of preventive medicine, preventive nutrition, international health, global health, nutrition education, public health nutrition, health education/health promotion, and cultural competency in health education. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health and a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition.

In his spare time, he enjoys reading books on the history of medicine and medical humanities.


  • EdD, 2014, A.T Still University of Health Sciences
  • MA, 2011, Norwich University - Military College of Vermont
  • MPH, 2008, University of Texas Health Science Center
  • MSc, 2005, Texas Woman’s University
  • BSc, 2002, University of Central Arkansas

Selected Publications