Omar is a medical epidemiologist from Egypt, currently based in Tampere, Finland. He practiced medicine for few years in Cairo, after which he shifted to infectious disease epidemiological research. He has acquired an eclectic research experience in a number of topical areas, which include viral hepatitis, healthcare-associated infections, and more recently, vaccine-preventable diseases.

In 2011, he earned his MPH degree with a concentration in epidemiology form EHESP (Paris). Shortly after, he relocated to Finland to pursue his PhD degree in epidemiology from Tampere University. His doctoral research is part of a national evaluation program, which aims to assess the population-level herd effects of infant pneumococcal conjugate immunization.

Omar has carried out a broad range of responsibilities in several international research projects/public health programs across the MENA and EU regions. He has gained considerable experience across different stages of epidemiological research, from design to final reporting.

Omar joined the epidemiology team in P95 in October 2019.