Hashim, Jamal

Visiting Professor

  • Jamal Hashim
    UNU-IIGH Building, UKM Medical Centre, Jalan Yaacob Latiff, Bandar Tun Razak, 56000 Cheras, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


    • B.A., Biology & Environmental Studies, Macalester College
    • M.Sc., Public Health, University of Minnesota
    • Ph.D., Environmental Health Sciences, University of Michigan

    Biographical Statement

    Jamal Hisham Hashim is a visiting professor of environmental health at the United Nations University-International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH). He is also a director of an environmental consultancy firm specializing in health risk and impact assessment. He was formerly a research fellow at UNU-IIGH and a professor at the National University of Malaysia (UKM). Prof. Jamal obtained his PhD in environmental health from the University of Michigan. He has been teaching, conducting research and consultancy in environmental and occupational health at UKM and UNU for the past 35 years. His research interests are mainly on the health effects of heavy metals, pesticides, solvents, air pollution, risk assessment, and recently, climate change. He has been the principal and co-investigator of 19 research projects, and has over 360 publications and presentations to date, including 87 full articles in refereed and indexed journals. He has been engaged as an environmental health consultant in over 60 local and overseas projects, primarily in the area of environmental health impact and risk assessment. He has also been consulted by the World Health Organization, International Atomic Energy Agency, Risk Science Institute and the Institute of Medicine in the U.S., the governments of Malaysia, Cambodia, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia on various environmental health issues. He is a registered environmental impact assessment consultant with the Department of Environment, Malaysia, a member of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health in the U.K., an honorary fellow of the Academy of Occupational and Environmental Medicine Malaysia and a council member of the Asia Chapter of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology.

  • Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

    • Chongsuvivatwong V., Phua K.H., Yap M.T., Pocock N.S., Jamal H.H., Chhem R., Wilopo S.A. and Lopez A.D. 2011. Health and health-care systems in southeast Asia: diversity and transitions. Lancet, 377: 429-37.
    • Norazura I., Zailina H., Naing L., Rusli N., Jamal H.H. and Mohd. Hasni J. 2011. Workplace assessment of naphtha exposure in a tire manufacturing industry. J. Environmental Science & Engineering, 5(4): 1-10.
    • Zailina H, Junidah R, Saliza ME, Shamsul Bahari S. and Jamal H.H. 2011. Low blood lead concentrations and cognitive development of primary school children from 3 areas in Malaysia. J. Environmental Science & Engineering, 5(2): 1-8.
    • Phan K. Sthiannopkao S., Kim K.W., Wong M.H., Sao V., Jamal H.H., Mohamed Salleh M.Y., Syed Mohamed A. 2010. Health risk assessment of inorganic arsenic intake of Cambodia residents through groundwater drinking pathway. Water Research, 44(19): 5777-5788.
    • Junaidah Z., Zailina H., Lye MS and Jamal H.H. 2010. Allergy to air pollution as risk factors to frequency of asthmatic attacks among asthmatic primary school children. American Eurasian Journal of Toxicological Science, 2(2): 83-92.
    • Zailina H., Hanachi P., Asmila Shahnaz A.S., Norazura I., Naing L., Jamal H.H. and Rusli N. 2009. Toxic effect of naphtha exposure on respiratory system among workers in the tyre industry. Afr. J. Environ. Sci. Technol., 3(10): 294-300.
    • Saliza M.E., Zailina H., Zamaliah M.M., Abdul Salam A. and Jamal H.H. 2007. Relationship between blood lead concentration and nutritional status among Malay primary school children in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Asia Pac. J. Public Health, 19(3): 29-37.
    • Niza S. and Jamal H.H. 2007. Carbon monoxide assessment among toll operators in Klang Valley, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. International Journal of Environmental Health Research, 17(2): 95-103.
    • Jamal H.H. and Zailina H. 2004. Assessing cancer risks from chemical carcinogens. Environmental Health Focus, 2(2): 11-20.
    • Weili L., Zhang J., Jamal H.H., Juliana J., Zailina H. and Goldstein B.D. 2003. Mosquito coil emissions and health implications. Environmental Health Perspectives, 111(12): 1454-1460.