Jamal Hashim

Research Fellow

  • Jamal Hashim
    3rd Floor, Nurses' Hostel Hospital, UKM Jalan Yaacob Latiff Bandar, Tun Razak Cheras, 56000 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 currently a research fellow at the UNU International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH). He is also a professor of environmental health at the National University of Malaysia (UKM). He has a Ph.D. degree in environmental health sciences from the School of Public Health, University of Michigan.

    He has been teaching, conducting research and consultancy in environmental and occupational health at UKM and UNU for the past 29 years. His research interests are mainly on the health effects of heavy metals, pesticides, solvents, air pollution, and recently, climate change. He has been the principal investigator of 9 research projects and co-investigator of another 6 projects, and has over 220 publications and presentations to date.

    He has been engaged as an environmental health consultant in over 50 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, Risk Science Institute in the United States, 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, and a member of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health in the United Kingdom.

    Major research projects:

    1. Assessing air pollution exposures in Pacific rim port communities.
    2. An approach to identify risk of and vulnerability to dengue fever and chikungunya in Malaysia for the purpose of mitigation and management.
    3. Health risk and health care cost assessment of arsenicosis in Cambodia.
    4. Air pollution and respiratory symptoms among secondary schoolchildren in Johor and Penang, Malaysia.
    5. Risk management of occupational exposure to solvents in the workplace.
    6. A study of health impact and risk assessment of urban air pollution in Malaysia.
    7. Exposure assessment for respirable (PM 10) and fine (PM 2.5) particulates in the Klang Valley, Malaysia.
    8. Assessment of environmental air quality impacts on human.
    9. The impact of noise on human health.
    10. Neurobehavioural effects of pesticide exposure.
  • 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.