About Me

Dr Dari Alhuwail is a Fellow of the International Academy of Health Sciences Informatics, a Fellow of the American Medical Informatics Association, and an Associate Professor at the Information Science Department in the College of Life Sciences, Kuwait University. Currently, he serves as a Health Informatics Consultant at Dasman Diabetes Institute where he co-founded the Health Informatics Unit and is an Adjunct Faculty member at the School of Medicine at the University of Dundee, supervising graduate students in Health Informatics.

Dr. Alhuwail is the winner of Jaber Al-Ahmad Prize for Young Researchers in the field of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. He also serves as the Middle East and North Africa Regional Vice President to International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA), the Vice-President of the Middle East and North Africa Health Informatics Association (MENAHIA) as well as the Co-Chair of the Student and Emerging Professionals Special Interest Group (SEP SIG) at IMIA. He also is the co-founder of the Kuwait Health Informatics Network and a member of the Kuwait Health Informatics Association.

Previously, Dr Alhuwail served as the Acting Dean for Student Affairs at Kuwait University, the Assistant Vice President for Institutional Development at Kuwait University, the Acting Department Chair of the Information Science Department at the College of Life Sciences, and served as a member of the World Health Organization (WHO) Digital Health Technical Advisory Group.

Dr. Alhuwail obtained his Ph.D. in Information Systems with a specializing in Health Informatics from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and his Master’s and Bachelor’s from the University of Arizona. He has over 15 years working in industry and in various research labs around the world. Dr Alhuwail continues to be an avid health informatics leader inspiring others and contributing to health informatics science.


  • Cybersecurity
  • Health Informatics
  • Software Engineering
  • Quality and Performance Improvement
  • GeoHealth and Geographical Information Systems
  • Information Systems Development, Adoption, and Evaluation


  • PhD in Information Systems (Health Informatics), 2016

    University of Maryland, Baltimore County

  • MS in Management Information Systems, 2007

    University of Arizona

  • BS in Management Information Systems, 2006

    University of Arizona