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)

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., 2020. The characteristics of an obesogenic small European country: results from a Malta cross-sectional study. Perspectives in Public Health, , pp. 1757913920926533.

CUSCHIERI, S., 2020. COVID-19 panic, solidarity and equity—the Malta exemplary experience. Zeitschrift Fur Gesundheitswissenschaften, , pp. 1.

CUSCHIERI, S., 2020. The diabetes epidemic in Malta. South Eastern European Journal of Public Health (SEEJPH), .

CUSCHIERI, S. and AGIUS, J.C., 2020. The interaction between diabetes and climate change–A review on the dual global phenomena. Early human development, , pp. 105220.

CUSCHIERI, S., BALZAN, M., GAUCI, C., AGUIS, S. and GRECH, V., 2020. Mass Events Trigger Malta's Second Peak After Initial Successful Pandemic Suppression. Journal of community health, , pp. 1-8.

CUSCHIERI, S. and CALLEJA AGIUS, J., 2020. Spotlight on the shift to remote anatomical teaching during Covid‐19 pandemic: Perspectives and Experiences from the University of Malta. Anatomical Sciences Education, .

CUSCHIERI, S. and GRECH, S., 2020. Assessing impaired fasting blood glucose criteria for high-risk dysglycaemic populations: an experience from a European population state. Journal of Diabetes & Metabolic Disorders, , pp. 1-7.

CUSCHIERI, S. and GRECH, S., 2020. COVID-19 and diabetes: The why, the what and the how. Journal of diabetes and its complications, , pp. 107637.

CUSCHIERI, S. and GRECH, S., 2020. Public health preventive action to start from the fourth decade of life? Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health, .

CUSCHIERI, S. and GRECH, V., 2020. COVID-19 is ageist, sexist, ruthless, dispassionate and opportunistic–protecting our vulnerable. Early human development, , pp. 105214.

CUSCHIERI, S. and MAMO, J., 2020. Conducting a National Representative Cross-Sectional Study With Limited Resources: Lessons Learned From a Study in the Small European State of Malta. SAGE Publications Ltd.

CUSCHIERI, S., WYPER, G.M., CALLEJA, N., GORASSO, V. and DEVLEESSCHAUWER, B., 2020. Measuring disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) due to low back pain in Malta. Archives of Public Health, 78(1), pp. 1-7.

CUSCHIERI, S., MENG, E.P., HATZIYIANN, A., SIGURVINSDOTTIR, R., SIGFUSDOTTIR, I.D. and SIGURÐARDÓTTIR, Á.K., 2020. Dealing with COVID-19 in small European island states: Cyprus, Iceland and Malta. Early human development, , pp. 105261.

SCIBERRAS, J., CAMILLERI, L.M. and CUSCHIERI, S., 2020. The burden of type 2 diabetes pre-and during the COVID-19 pandemic–a review. Journal of Diabetes & Metabolic Disorders, , pp. 1-9.

WYPER, G.M., ASSUNÇÃO, R., CUSCHIERI, S., DEVLEESCHAUWER, B., FLETCHER, E., HAAGSMA, J.A., HILDERINK, H.B., IDAVAIN, J., LESNIK, T. and VON DER LIPPE, E., 2020. Population vulnerability to COVID-19 in Europe: a burden of disease analysis. Archives of Public Health, 78, pp. 1-8.

CUSCHIERI, S. and CAUCHI, D., 2019. Do we practice what we preach? Assessing the food environment in Malta’s only state hospital: Sarah Cuschieri. European journal of public health, 29(Supplement_4), pp. ckz186. 262.

CUSCHIERI, S., 2019. The genetic side of type 2 diabetes–A review. Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research & Reviews, .

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

CUSCHIERI, S., CAMILLERI, R. and GRECH, S., 2019. University food environment, an example of health inequality? Malta Medical School Gazette, 3(2), pp. 24-28.

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., 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. 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., 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., 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, .

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. 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.

CUSCHIERI, S. and AGIUS, J.C., Spotlight on the shift to remote anatomical teaching during Covid‐19 pandemic: Perspectives and Experiences from the University of Malta. Anatomical Sciences Education, .

  • ANA1101 - Introduction to Anatomy for Dental Students
  • ANA1506 - Regional Anatomy: Lower Limb
  • ANA1507 - Regional Anatomy: Abdomen and Pelvis
  • ANA5700 - Musculoskeletal System
  • MDS1012 - Musculoskeletal System
  • MDS1013 - Organisation of the Body
  • MDS2029 - Integrated Biomedical Sciences
  • MDS2031 - Gastrointestinal System
  • PHB2101 - Gastrointestinal and the Endocrine System
  • PHL5503 - Basics in Research Methods
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