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Maryam Othman, MD, MPH

Associate Professor and Chief, Section of Global Health, Dept. of Population Health
Director, Community Service Learning

College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific

E-Mail: mothman@westernu.edu

Phone: 8724


  • MPH, Global Health Management, The George Washington University, School of Public Health & Health Services, Washington, DC 2009
  • MD, the University of Baghdad, School of Medicine, Baghdad, Iraq 2000

Professional Experience

  • Associate Professor and Chief, Section of Global Health, Department of Population Health -Western University of Health Science College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, Pomona, CA - 2018-present
  • Director of the Global & Community Health Division / Assistant Professor, Western University of Health Science College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, Pomona, CA 09/2013 – present
  • Director of Medical Education, WiRED International, San Dimas, CA 03/2009 – present
  • Consultant, University Research Co., Bethesda, MD, 06/2009 – 02/2010
  • Advisor, the Iraqi Ministry of Health, Baghdad, Iraq, 1/2005-1/2006
  • National Medical Officer, International Organization for Migration, Baghdad, Iraq 7/2003-1/2006
  • Project Manager, Palestine Children Relief Fund (PCRF), Baghdad, Iraq 112/2004–8/2006
  • OB/GYN Resident, Baghdad, Iraq 1/2002


  • Fulbright Scholar, Washington, DC 2007-2009
  • 2004 International Organization for Migration (IOM) Director General Award, Geneva, Switzerland, May 2005
  • Certificate of Recognition, The Penn Summit, Global Issues in Women’s Health, University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing, April 2005
  • Global Migration Health Assessment, IOM Migration Health Assessment Department in Nairobi, Kenya, November 2005


Governing Board member - WiRED International, a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization that provides vital medical information and education to underserved communities in regions challenged by war, poverty and dislocation.


  • Making a Difference with Health Education, Humanism in the Health Sciences, Vol. 17, 24-25. (2014)
  • Collaborations in Health Education for Low-Resource Regions. Southern California Clinician. Vol. 8, No. 1, 64-71(2014)
  • Western University physician playing part in effort to battle Ebola in Africa, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin. 10/16/14
  • Developing health educating modules for WiRED Health Education Learning Portal W-HELP, 2009 – present http://www.wiredhealthresources.net/

Invited Guest Speaker

  • Challenges to Inter-Professional Collaboration (IPC) Globally, Western University of Health Science, the Graduate School of Nursing, July 14, 2014
  • Emerging Infectious Diseases: Focus on Ebola PIPELINE 10/25/2014