Dr Sarah Cuschieri

Dr Sarah Cuschieri

Dr Sarah Cuschieri

 M.D.(Melit.),Ph.D. (Melit.),M.Sc.(Cardiff),PgDip(Cardiff),P.G. Cert. Epidemiology (Utrecht)

Assistant Lecturer

Room 425
Biomedical Building
University of Malta
Msida
Dr. Sarah Cuschieri qualified as a medical doctor in 2011. She studied for a postgraduate Diploma and Masters in Diabetes Mellitus type 2 at the Cardiff University, Wales, obtaining a Distinction in both between 2012 to 2015. Additional to her Master's degree she was awarded the silver award of excellence by Cardiff University, Wales.

After completing her medical training, she took up a full-time academic and research career at the University of Malta in 2013. In 2019, she completed her Ph.D. studies focusing on the “Burden of Diabetes Mellitus Type 2, dysglycaemia and their co-determinants in the adult population of Malta”. During the same year (2019), Dr. Cuschieri also obtained a certificate in Public Health Epidemiology by the University of Utrecht.

A number of publications have been published focusing on diabetes mellitus type 2, obesity and medical scientific writing in International peer-reviewed journals. Her research interests are mainly diabetes mellitus type 2, obesity and their impact on population health.

Dr. Cuschieri was nominated to join the Military & Hospitaller Order of St. Lazarus of Jerusalem in 2014 at the Grade of Officer. In 2018, she was promoted to Commander.

In 2018, she co-founded the first NGO targeting Obesity in Malta. She is currently holding the position of president of the Malta Obesity Association.

Dr. Cuschieri is actively involved in a number of collaborative research projects, particularly in the area of the burden of disease. Recently she joined the COST ACTION - European Burden of Disease Network. She is also a collaborator researcher with the Islands and Small States Institute (ISSI), University of Malta.
  • Type 2 Diabetes Melltius
  • Obesity
  • Epidemiology
  • Public health

CUSCHIERI, S., 2019. Clinical trial publications. Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia, 13(5), pp. 42.

CUSCHIERI, S., 2019. The CONSORT statement. Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia, 13(5), pp. 27.

CUSCHIERI, S., 2019. The STROBE guidelines. Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia, 13(5), pp. 31.

CUSCHIERI, S. and GRECH, S., 2019. Closing the gap-Is type 2 diabetes awareness enough to prevent the growing epidemic? Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research & Reviews, .

CUSCHIERI, S. and VASSALLO, J., 2019. Write a Scientific Paper (WASP): Which journal to target and why? Early human development, 129, pp. 90-92.

CUSCHIERI, S., 2018. WASP: Is open access publishing the way forward? A review of the different ways in which research papers can be published. Early Human Development Journal, 121, pp. 54.

'CUSCHIERI, S.'., 2018. WASP (Write a Scientific Paper): Understanding research metrics. Early Human Development Journal, 118, pp. 67.

CUSCHIERI, S. and GRECH, V., 2018. WASP (Write a Scientific Paper): Open access unsolicited emails for scholarly work – Young and senior researchers perspectives. Early Human Development Journal, 122, pp. 64.

CUSCHIERI, S., GRECH, V. and SAVONA-VENTURA, C., 2018. WASP (Write a Scientific Paper): Writing for the Media. Early Human Development Journal, .

CUSCHIERI, S., 2018. Type 2 diabetes–An unresolved disease across centuries contributing to a public health emergency. Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research & Reviews, .

CUSCHIERI, S., 2018. WASP (Write a Scientific Paper): A review on the online medical resources available for medical training. Early human development, .

CUSCHIERI, S. and GRECH, V., 2018. Write a Scientific Paper (WASP)-what can I publish (2)? Hierarchies of evidence. Early human development, .

CUSCHIERI, S., GRECH, V. and BARBARA, C., 2018. WASP: The role of the pathology department in clinical research. Early human development, .

CUSCHIERI, S., GRECH, V. and CALLEJA, N., 2018. WASP (Write a Scientific Paper): The use of bibliographic management software. Early human development, .

CUSCHIERI, S., GRECH, V. and SAVONA-VENTURA, C., 2018. WASP (Write a Scientific Paper): How to write a scientific thesis. Early human development, .

CUSCHIERI, S., GRECH, V. and SAVONA-VENTURA, C., 2018. WASP:(Write a Scientific Paper): Structuring a scientific paper. Early human development, .

CUSCHIERI, S., SCHEMBRI-WISMAYER, P. and GRECH, V., 2018. WASP (Write a Scientific Paper): Writing a Research Grant–2, Drafting the Proposal. Early human development, .

CUSCHIERI, S. and VASSALLO, J., 2018. Write a scientific paper (WASP): Editor's perspective of submissions and dealing with editors. Early human development, .

CUSCHIERI, S., VASSALLO, J., CALLEJA, N., BARBARA, C. and MAMO, J., 2018. The interaction of dyslipidaemia with glycaemia in an adult population study. Journal of Diabetes & Metabolic Disorders, , pp. 1-9.

CUSCHIERI, S., VASSALLO, J., CALLEJA, N. and MAMO, J., 2018. Relationship of past, present, and passive smoking with sociodemographic, anthropometric, biochemical, and dysglycemic profiles. Journal of diabetes, .

'GRECH, V. and 'CUSCHIERI, S.'., 2018. Writing a scientific paper (WASP) – a career critical skill. Early Human Development Journal, 117, pp. 96.

CUSCHIERI, S., VASSALLO, J., CALLEJA, N., PACE, N. and MAMO, J., 2017. The effect of age, gender, TG/HDL-C ratio and behavioral lifestyles on the metabolic syndrome in the high risk Mediterranean Island population of Malta. Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome Clinical Research and Reviews, .

CUSCHIERI, S., VASSALLO, J., CALLEJA, N., PACE, N. and MAMO, J., 2017. The effects of socioeconiomic determinants on hypertension in a cardiometabolic at risk European country. . International Journal of Hypertension, .

CUSCHIERI, S., BORG, D., CAMILLERI, F. and PACE, S., 2016. Assessing diabetes knowledge among the Maltese diabetic population.    . Malta Medical Journal, 28(2), pp. 36-45.

CUSCHIERI, S., CRAUS, J. and SAVONA-VENTURA, C., 2016. The Role of Untimed Blood Glucose in Screening for Gestational Diabetes Mellitus in a High Prevalent Diabetic Population. . Scientifica, Article ID 3984024.

CUSCHIERI, S. and MAMO, J., 2016. Getting to grips with the obesity epidemic in Europe. . SAGE Open Medicine, 4, pp. 1-6.

CUSCHIERI, S. and SAVONA-VENTURA, C., 2016. Gestational diabetes mellitus: to screen or not to screen; that is the question! . Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Reproductive Medicine Journal., 26(8), pp. 247-248.

CUSCHIERI, S., VASSALLO, J., CALLEJA, N., CAMILLERI, R., BORG, A., BONNICI, G., ZHANG, Y., PACE, N. and MAMO, J., 2016. Prevalence of Obesity in Malta. . Obesity Science & Practice Open Access, .

CUSCHIERI, S., VASSALLO, J., CALLEJA, N., PACE, N., ABELA, J., ALI, B., ABDULLAH, F., ZAHRA, E. and MAMO, J., 2016. The diabesity health ecomonic crisis - the size of the crisis in a European island state following a cross-sectional study . Archives of Public Health, 74(52),.

CUSCHIERI, S., VASSALLO, J., CALLEJA, N., PACE, N. and MAMO, J., 2016. Diabetes, pre-diabetes and their risk factors in Malta: a study profile of national cross-sectional prevalence study. Global health, epidemiology and genomics, 1(e21), pp. 1 - 4.

CUSCHIERI, S. and MAMO, J., 2015. Diabetes type 2 prevalence in Malta. An update and more. . The Synapse, The Medical Professionals’ Network, 14(2), pp. 11.

CUSCHIERI, S. and MAMO, J., 2014. Malta: Mediterranean Diabetes hub – a journey through the years.. Malta Medical Journal, 26(03), pp. 27-31.

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