Senior Instructor

Dr. Sarah Khan has been working at Zayed University since February 2010. She joined Zayed University as an adjunct instructor for University college and later joined the College of Natural and Health Sciences as a full time Instructor. She acquired an MBBS degree from Dow University of Health Sciences (Pakistan) and an MPH from the University of Liverpool (UK). Her interest in all aspects of health is showcased by her degrees that view health from both individual and public perspectives. Dr. Khan is inclined towards qualitative and quantitative research related to women’s health issues, with a particular inclination towards health issues among Muslim women.

Dr. Khan is passionate about being inside the classroom and teaches a wide range of courses including Physiology, Epidemiology, Public Health and General Chemistry.


  • Senior Instructor College of Natural and Health Sciences, Zayed University (May 2019- present)

  • Instructor College of Natural and Health Sciences, Zayed University (August 2013-May 2019)

  • Adjunct Instructor, University College, Zayed University (February 2010- July 2013)


Dubai Academic City, Dubai Campus/C-L1-027



Teaching Areas

Public Health, Health and Environment, Physiology, Epidemiology, General Chemistry, Qualitative Research Methods

Research and Professional Activities

Research interests lie in qualitative and quantitative research related to Online Education and Public Health concerns, including perspectives on cervical cancer screening, cancer epidemiology, heart disease awareness and health seeking behavior. 

Google Scholar 


  • Pakistan Medical and Dental Council

  • Fellow Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

  • Certified Practitioner – Blackboard Academy

  • Certified Associate- Blackboard Academy

  • Apple Teacher


  • Khan, S; El Kouatly, M; Alfalahi, H (2021). Perspectives of University Students and Faculty on Remote Education Experiences During COVID-19- a Qualitative Study. Education and information technologies.

  • Khan, S; El Kouatly, M; AlShamsi, T (2020). Epidemiology of Brain Tumors in the United Arab Emirates: A National Registry Cross-sectional Study. BMC Neurology (2020) 20:301 z.pdf

  • El Kouatly, M; Khan, S; Al Falasi, S (2019). Perceptions of Health and Safety Among Workers in the Automotive Repair Industry in Dubai: A Cross-Sectional Exploratory Study. Journal of Ecophysiology and Occupational Health.

  • Khan S & Khan R (2018). Online assessments - Exploring perspectives of university students. Education and information technologies. DOI: 10.1007/s10639-018-9797-0

  • Terry J, Boldi R, Khan S, Jia G (2018). The Delhi ‘gas chamber’: smog, air pollution and the health emergency of November 2017. Weather doi:10.1002/wea.3242

  • Al Sabbah H, Khan S, Hamadna A, Abu Ghazaleh L, Dudin A, Karmi B (2017). Factors associated with continuing emergence of β-thalassemia major despite prenatal testing: a cross-sectional survey. International Journal of Women's Health.

  • Khan, S. & Ali, A. (2017). Exploratory study in to cardiovascular risk awareness and health seeking behaviour in Emirati Women- A quantitative study. BMC Women’s Health.

  • Khan, S., Khoory, A., Al Zaffin, D., & Al Suwaidi, M. (2016). Exploratory study into the awareness of heart diseases among Emirati women (UAE) and their health seeking behaviour- a qualitative study. BMC Women's Health.

  • Khan, S. & Woolhead, G. (2015). Perspectives on cervical cancer screening among educated Muslim women in Dubai (the UAE): a qualitative study. BMC Women's Health.