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Abdallah Daar

Dalla Lana School of Public Health
University of Toronto
  • 2013 First Semester
  • 2014 First Semester
  • 2016 Second Semester
  • 2017 Second Semester
  • 2019 Second Semester
  • 2022 First Semester
  • 2023 First Semester
  • Permanent Visiting Fellows

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The Developmental Origins of Health and Disease & Sustainable Development Goals: Moving Towards Early Implementation The Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) paradigm provides us with...
Work on a new single-author book with a working title of “Garment of Destiny” will be started. The title is derived from Martin Luther King: “It really boils down to this: that all life is interrelated....

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Salamanca-Buentello, Fabio and Abdallah S. Daar. 2021. Nanotechnology, equity and global health. Nature Nanotechnology, 16(4), 358–361.


Health in Transition: Translating developmental origins of health and disease science to improve future health in Africa
Andrew J Macnab, Abdallah Daar & Christoff Pauw (Editors)

AFRICAN SUN MeDIA (2020, 350pp) ISBN: 978-1-928480-44-0

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Journal Article

Salamanca-Buentello, Fabio, Mary V. Seeman, Abdallah Daar and Ross E.G. Upshur. 2020. The ethical, social, and cultural dimensions of screening for mental health in children and adolescents of the developing world. PLOS ONE, 15(8), e0237853.

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Arthur Wilson and Abdallah S. Daar. 2013. A Survey of International Legal Instruments to Examine Their Effectiveness in Improving Global Health and in Realizing Health Rights. The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, 41, Issue 1, 89–102. doi: 10.1111/jlme.12007

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Pamela Y. Collins, Thomas R. Insel, Arun Chockalingam, Abdallah Daar, Yvonne T. Maddox. 2013. Grand Challenges in Global Mental Health: Integration in Research, Policy, and Practice. PLoS Med, 10(4): e1001434. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001434

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Victoria K. Ngo, Adolfo Rubinstein, Vijay Ganju, Pamela Kanellis, Nasser Loza, Cristina Rabadan-Diehl, Abdallah S. Daar. 2013. Grand Challenges: Integrating Mental Health Care into the Non-Communicable Disease Agenda. PLoS Med, 10(5): e1001443. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1001443

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Abdallah S. Daar, Marian Jacobs, Stig Wall, Johann Groenewald, Julian Eaton, Vikram Patel, Palmira dos Santos, Ashraf Kagee, Anik Gevers, Charlene Sunkel, Gail Andrews, Ingrid Daniels, David Ndetei. 2014. Declaration on mental health in Africa: moving to implementation. Global Health Action, 7: 24589, 4pp.

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Vakili, Keyvan, Anita M. McGahan, Rahim Rezaie, Will Mitchell, and Abdallah S. Daar. 2015. Progress in Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research in the United States between 2001 and 2010. Edited by Harold S. Bernstein. PLOS ONE 10 (3): e0120052. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0120052.

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Daar, Abdallah S and Nabil Mohsin Al Lawati. 2016. The Worldʼs Youngest Cadaveric Kidney Transplant. Transplantation Direct 2(12):e117.

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Norris, Shane A., Abdallah Daar, Dorairajan Balasubramanian, Peter Byass, Elizabeth Kimani-Murage, Andrew Macnab, Christoff Pauw, Atul Singhal, Chittaranjan Yajnik, James Akazili, Naomi Levitt, Jihene Maatoug, Nolwazi Mkhwanazi, Sophie E. Moore, Moffat Nyirenda, Juliet R. C. Pulliam, Tamsen Rochat, Rihlat Said-Mohamed, Soraya Seedat, Eugene Sobngwi, Mark Tomlinson, Elona Toska, Cari van Schalkwyk. 2017. Understanding and acting on the developmental origins of health and disease in Africa would improve health across generations. Global Health Action, 10(1), 1334985.

Journal Article

MacNab, Andrew J., Abdallah S. Daar, S. Norris, and J. C. Pauw. 2018. Advancing the DOHaD agenda in Africa. Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease, 9(1), 2–4.

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Daar, Abdallah S., Trillium Chang, Angela Salomon, and Peter A. Singer. 2018. Grand challenges in humanitarian aid. Nature, 559(7713), 169–173.

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Davies, Justine Ina, Andrew John Macnab, Peter Byass, Shane A Norris, Moffat Nyirenda, Atul Singhal, Eugene Sobngwi and Abdallah S Daar. 2018. Developmental origins of health and disease in Africa—influencing early life. The Lancet Global Health, 6(3), e244–e245.

Book/Book Chapter

Daar, Abdallah. 2018. Garment of Destiny: Zanzibar to Oxford: A Surgeon’s Global Quest for Identity and the Ties that Bind. Barlow Book Publishing.


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