Hamad Al-Ibrahim

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Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
Boston Office

Education

M.D., Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland; EMBA in innovation and entrepreneurship, HEC Paris; MPhil., Pardee RAND Graduate School

Overview

Hamad Al-Ibrahim is an assistant policy researcher at RAND and a Ph.D. candidate at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. Prior to joining Pardee RAND, he was the executive vice president for research and development at Qatar Foundation.

A passionate advocate for a knowledge-based economy, Al-Ibrahim created a unified, evidence-based R&D policy at the national level while at the foundation. Using his experience in managing data sets and building systems to help planning and evaluating organizations, but also his experience as a surgeon, he approached R&D from a multidisciplinary perspective, involving stakeholders in critical decisionmaking. He created new funding mechanisms promoting public-private consortiums and incentivized local, private industry to get involved in co-funding research and partnering with academia.

As chairman of Qatar Science and Technology Park, Al-Ibrahim broadened the financial support mechanisms for startups in Qatar and directly introduced Qatar's business environment to U.S. startups. He used the uncertainties related to the creation of new startups in Qatar as windows of opportunity to diversify the economy and strengthen Qatar's path toward a sustainable economy.

Al-Ibrahim saw his role as a steward of science and created and implemented, for the first time in Qatar, research integrity and financial conflict-of-interest policies to promote scientific objectivity. 

Al-Ibrahim has a medical degree from the Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland, an EMBA from HEC Paris, and an M.Phil. from Pardee RAND Graduate School. His research interests include innovation policy, health policy, research impact evaluation, and artificial intelligence.

Recent Projects

  • Health Care (AAD) Identifying Urgent Care Centers and Understanding Injury Severity Across Site of Service
  • Patient-Engaged Healthcare Valuation
  • Evaluating Healthcare Responses in the Middle East to the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Economic and Social Impact of Accelerating Health Research on Women
  • High-Quality Care for Invisible Wounds Phase 2

Selected Publications

Matthew D. Baird, Melanie A. Zaber, Andrew W. Dick, Chloe E. Bird, Annie Chen, Molly Waymouth, Grace Gahlon, Denise D. Quigley, Hamad Al Ibrahim, Lori Frank, Research Funding for Women's Health: A Modeling Study of Societal Impact, RAND Corporation (WR-A708-1)

Matthew D. Baird, Melanie A. Zaber, Andrew W. Dick, Chloe E. Bird, Annie Chen, Molly Waymouth, Grace Gahlon, Denise D. Quigley, Hamad Al Ibrahim, Lori Frank, Societal Impact of Research Funding for Women's Health in Alzheimer's Disease and Alzheimer's Disease–Related Dementias, RAND Corporation (RR-A708-1)

Mahshid Abir, Megan K. Beckett, Wenjing Huang, Hamad Al-Ibrahim, Joan Chang, Florian F. Schmitzberger, Kirstin W. Scott, Peter S. Hussey, A Comparison of National and International Approaches to COVID-19-Related Measures, RAND Corporation (RR-A438-1)

Christine Buttorff, Sara E. Heins & Hamad Al-Ibrahim , "Comparison of definitions for identifying urgent care centers in health insurance claims," Health Services and Outcomes Research Methodology (2020)

Mahshid Abir, Christopher Nelson, Edward W. Chan, Hamad Al-Ibrahim, Christina Cutter, Karishma Patel, Andy Bogart, Critical Care Surge Response Strategies for the 2020 COVID-19 Outbreak in the United States, RAND Corporation (RR-A164-1)

Mahshid Abir, Christopher Nelson, Edward W. Chan, Hamad Al-Ibrahim, Christina Cutter, Karishma Patel, Andy Bogart, RAND Critical Care Surge Response Tool, RAND Corporation (TL-A164-1)

Honors & Awards

  • The Anne and James Rothenberg Dissertation Award
  • Spotlight Award, Pardee RAND Graduate School
  • Sidney Stern Award, Sidney Stern Memorial Trust

Languages

Arabic; English; German

Publications