A Mandil is Professor of Epidemiology and Supervisor, Community Medicine Unit, College of Medicine, King Saud University (KSU), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (seconded from the High Institute of Public Health, University of Alexandria, Egypt). He received his bachelor degree in medicine and surgery degree (1981) and master’s degree in Pediatrics (1985) from Alexandria University, Egypt. Subsequently, he received his Doctorate in Public Health from the UCLA School of Public Health, USA (1991). He was Dean, College of Health Sciences, University of Sharjah, UAE (2004-2006) and Secretary, International Epidemiological Association (2002-2008). He currently serves as KSU-MPH Council Coordinator; board member / peer reviewer of scientific journals including: WHO Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal (EMHJ), Journal of Epidemiology & Global Health (JEGH), Journal of Family & Community Medicine (JFCM). He worked with / consulted international agencies as: WHO, UNICEF and the Population Council; contributed to WHO studies / publications as: emergency preparedness and response national capacity assessment survey (2008); non-communicable disease national capacity assessment survey (2001).