Mahmoud Alwidyan

PhD candidate

University of Delaware

Mahmoud Alwidyan is a PhD candidate in the Disaster Science and Management program at the University of Delaware, and a graduate research assistant at the university’s Disaster Research Center. He holds a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing from Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST), Jordan. Also, he holds a master’s degree in Emergency Health Services from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), USA. Prior to start his academic studies at the University of Delaware, he worked for more than 10 years in the emergency departments in Jordanian hospitals as a registered nurse and then for two years as a lecturer at JUST. Alwidyan’s dissertation research examines the views of EMS providers about working during disease outbreaks. His research interests include disaster health, EMS/Paramedics roles in disasters, and reporting for duty during disease outbreaks.