Rafiq Hijazi

Associate Professor
AUH Campus

  • Ph.D. Statistics, 2003, American University, Washington, DC, USA
  • Applied Statistics 
  • Compositional Data Analysis 
  • Statistics Education 

  • Associate Professor, College of Natural and Health Sciences, Zayed University, 2021-Present.
  • Assistant Professor, College of Natural and Health Sciences, Zayed University, 2019-2021. 
  • Assistant Professor, College of Business, Al Ain University, 2012-2019. 
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics, United Arab Emirates University, 2003-2012. 
  • Instructor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, American University, Washington, DC, 1999-2003. 
  • Director of Quality Assurance and Institutional Research Center, Al Ain University, 2012-2014. 
  • Consultant, Health Policy Center, Urban Institute, Washington, DC, 2000-2001 
  • Grant reviewer for Czech Science Foundation - The main public funding agency in the Czech Republic. 2017, 2018.
  • Grant reviewer for Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR) Germany 2018  
  • Journal review works on the theme of plant-microbes-interaction studies: Gene 2012, 2013, Plant Omics 2012, Virology Journal 2010, 2012, Molecular Plant 2014, Bioinformatics and Biology Insights 2014, PlosOne 2014, Immunity and Diseases 2014, 2015. Plant Molecular Biology 2014, Food Chemistry 2013, 2014, Plant Sig & Beh 2013. Plant Omics 2014, 2015. Pak J. Bot 2014. Current Protein & Peptide Science 2014, Methods in Mol. Biol 2015, Acta Physiologiae Plantarum 2016. Advancements in Life Sciences 2016 and Gene 2016, Turkish Journal of Biology 2017. Applied Soil Ecology 2017, BMC bioinformatics 2017 and Scientific Report 2017,2018,2019, 2020. Plant Cell & Environment 2017,2018, Physiologia Plantarum 2017, Systems Biology and Applications 2017, Scientific Reports 2018, 2019 and Current Genetics 2018, Plant Methods 2018, 2019, npj Systems Biology and Applications 2018. ISMEJ 2021, Plant Communications 2021, Trends in Biotechnology 2022, Front. Plant Sci 2022. Chemical Engineering Journal 2022, Plant Molecular Biology 2023 
  •  Edited a book volume on Auxin and Cytokinins together with Thomas Dandekar; Methods in Molecular Biology as part of Springer Protocols 2017.  
  • Editing a method book for MIMB (Methods in Molecular Biology) springer on Plant Stem Cells and scheduled for publishing in December 2019. 
  • Editorial board member Scientific Reports 2022- up to date 
  • AlBlooshi, S., Hijazi, R., Kennedy, L., & Al Rajabi, A. (2023). UAE Women’s Knowledge and Attitudes towards Physical Activity during Pregnancy. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 20(17), 6669. 
  • Hijazi, R. and Shaqlaih, A. (2023). Statistical thinking at primary school levels: perspective on UAE curricula. Statistics Education Research Journal, 22(2), 13. 
  • AlBlooshi, S., Al Anouti, F., and Hijazi, R. (2023). Knowledge about Vitamin D among women in the United Arab Emirates. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 20(2), 1252. 
  • Hassan, Y., AbouSamak, A., and Hijazi, R. (2022). Does corporate governance constrain earnings management in an unstable economic and political environment? Asian Economic and Financial Review, 12(12), 1074-1093. 
  • AlBlooshi, S., Khalid, A., and Hijazi, R. (2022). The Barriers to sustainable nutrition for sustainable health among Zayed University students in the UAE. Nutrients, 14(19), 4175. 

  • AlSafar, H., Grant, W. B., Hijazi, R., Uddin, M., Alkaabi, N., Tay, G., Mahboub, B., and Al Anouti, F. (2021). COVID-19 disease severity and death in relation to Vitamin D status among SARS-CoV-2-Positive UAE residents. Nutrients, 13(5), 1714.  

  • Ajja, R., Wikkeling-Scott, L. F., Brazendale, K., Hijazi, R., and Abdulle, A. (2021). Accelerometer measured physical activity patterns of children during segmented school day in Abu Dhabi. BMC Pediatrics, 21(1), 1-8.  

  • Abboud, M., Rizk, R., Papandreou, D., Hijazi, R., Al Emadi, N. and Waszak, P. (2020). Evaluation of self-assessed state of health and Vitamin D knowledge in Emirati and international female students in United Arab Emirates (UAE). Frontiers in Psychology, 11, 1236.  

  • Hijazi, R.and Alfaki, I. (2020). Reforming undergraduate statistics education in Arab World in the era of information. Journal of Statistics Education, 28(1), 75-88. 

  • Hijazi, R., Hassan, Y. and Husain, Z. (2020). Deans’ perceptions of challenges facing business education in the Arabian Gulf. Journal of Education for Business, 95(1), 10-22. 

  • Recipient of “Exceeds Expectations Certificate for Excellence in Teaching, Research and Service, Zayed University, 2021  
  • Faculty Best Performance Award for Excellence in Teaching, College of Business and Economics, UAE University 2011. 
  • Experimental Design and Data Analysis in Natural Sciences (ENV-690)