Sawsan Abu Hamdah, Ph.D


Abu Dhabi Campus

+971 2 6133228


Ph.D. Neuropharmacology, Durham University, United Kingdom.

M.SC Pharmaceutical sciences, The University of Jordan, Jordan.

B.SC. Pharmacy, The University of Jordan, Jordan

Research Interests

 Neuropharmacology, Neuroscience,  Neurodegenerative diseases, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, schizophrenia, Chronic pain and drug abuse.


Selected Publications

  • Faris Ei-Dahyat, mohammed rashrash, sawsan.abuhamdah, rana abufarha and zaheer-ud din babar 2020. Herbal medicines: a cross-sectional study to evaluate the prevalence and predictors of use among Jordanian adults.  Journal of pharmaceutical policy and practice, 13 (2):2-9.  
  • Amjad T. Shatarat , Sawsan Abuhamdah, Mohammed K. Al-Essa , Justin Z. Amarin , Faisal I. Mohammed , Darwish H. Badran , Maher T. Hadidi .2020.  Spasmolytic activity of the ethanolic extract and essential oil of Aloysia citriodora Palau.  Ethno-Medicine  14(1–2):9–16.
  • Atatreh N, Al Rawashdah S, Al Neyadi SS, Abuhamdah SM, Ghattas MA. 2019. Discovery of new butyrylcholinesterase inhibitors via structure-based virtual screening. J Enzyme Inhib Med Chem.;34(1):1373-1379.


Teaching Courses

 Pharmacology I   II, and III,  Pharmacology practical, Toxicology, Special topics in clinical toxicology ,  pharmacy Experience training 1, 2 and 3, seminar in clinical pharmacy, Therapeutic 1 and 2,   and research Methodology for both B Pharma and Pharm D programs.  


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all.

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  • A member in Jordan Pharmaceutical Association, Jordan.