Dr. Ali Qais Blebil
Dr. Ali Qais Blebil obtained his Bachelor of Pharmacy from Al-Mustansirya University in 2005. He worked as a hospital pharmacist from January 2006 to August 2007. He left his job at the hospital to take up a Master of Pharmacy (Clinical Pharmacy) at Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang. He completed his Master at Universiti Sains Malaysia in 2010 and thereafter his PhD in 2014.
Upon completion of PhD, he joined the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UCSI University Malaysia (April 2014 - December 2017). He taught different clinical pharmacy and pharmacy practice modules and guided the students for their Nursing home visit or clinical attachments at different Local hospitals. He supervised and co-supervised undergraduates for research projects. In January 2018, Dr Ali joined as a lecturer at the School of Pharmacy, Monash University Malaysia.
Dr. Ali is a member of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (IUATLD), and International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR). Dr. Ali was the recipient of the Best Oral Presenter Award during the 5th National Conference on Tobacco Control 2013 at June 2013, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He was also the recipient of the Universiti Sains Malaysia’s Award for Publication Excellence in 2011.
- Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Pharmacy, University Sains Malaysia, 2014
- Master of Pharmacy, University Sains Malaysia, 2010
- Bachelor of Pharmacy, Al Mustansiriya University, 2005
- Smoking-related diseases and smoking Cessation
- Outcome-based research
- Health-related quality of life
- Pharmacy practice
- Pharmacy education
Research Experience and Employment History
Randomized clinical trial to assess the impact of the additional counselling session through phone calls during the first month of quit attempt on the abstinence rate among smokers in Penang, Malaysia.
Patient Reported Outcomes (PROs)
Development, translation, and psychometric validation of disease-specific health-related quality of life measure for pulmonary tuberculosis patients.
Pharmacoepidemiology and Public Health
Smoking prevalence in patients with high risk of having poor treatment outcome as a result of smoking such as pulmonary tuberculosis and diabetes mellitus patients’ population.
Retrospective analysis of dyslipidemia pattern and control in type II diabetic patients. Retrospective cohort analysis of ever-smoker versus never-smoker tuberculosis patients.
Currently working on different pharmacy education related projects.
Jan 2018 - current Lecturer, School of Pharmacy, Monash University Malaysia
May 2015 - Dec 2017 Lecturer, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UCSI University
Apr 2014 - May 2015 Research Officer, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UCSI University
Jul 2012 - Feb 2014 Graduate Assistant, Discipline of Clinical Pharmacy, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia
Pattern and Control of Diabetic Dyslipidaemia in Cross Sectional Study: Gender, ethnicity and other characteristics. Saarbrücken, Germany: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing; 2012.
Scholarly Journals (Refereed Only)
Rehman I, Asad M, Bukhsh A, Ali Z, Ata H, Dujaili J, Blebil AQ, Khan TM.. Knowledge and Practice of Pharmacists toward Antimicrobial Stewardship in Pakistan. Pharmacy. 2018;6(4):116.
Hew YH, Blebil AQ, Dujaili JA, Khan TM. Assessment of knowledge and practices of parents regarding childhood fever management in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Drugs & Therapy Perspectives. 2018. doi:10.1007/s40267-018-0564-5.
Goh, Y. H., Dujaili, J. A., Blebil, A. Q., Ahmed, S. I. (2017). Awareness and use of electronic cigarettes: Perceptions of health science programme students in Malaysia. Health Education Journal, 76(8), 1000-1008. doi:10.1177/0017896917732363
Dujaili JA, Sulaiman SAS, Awaisu A, Hassali MA, Blebil, A. Q., Bredle JM. Comparability of Interviewer-Administration versus Self-Administration of the Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy-Tuberculosis (FACIT-TB) Health-Related Quality of Life Questionnaire in Pulmonary Tuberculosis Patients. Pulmonary Therapy. 2016:1-11
Dujaili, J. A., Sulaiman, S. A. S., Hassali, M. A., Awaisu, A., Blebil, A. Q. & Bredle, J. M. 2015. Health-related quality of life as a predictor of tuberculosis treatment outcomes in Iraq. International Journal of Infectious Diseases, 31, 4-8. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijid.2014.12.004
Blebil, A. Q., Sulaiman, S. A. S., Hassali, M. A., Dujaili, J. A. & Zin, A. M. 2015. The Malay version of the brief questionnaire on smoking urge: Translation and psychometric properties of the questionnaire. Journal of Epidemiology and Global Health, 5, 15-22. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jegh.2014.10.006
Duajili, J. A., Sulaiman, S. A. S., Hassali, M. A., Blebil, A. Q., Awaisu, A. & Bredle, J. M. 2015. Development and Psychometric Properties of a Tuberculosis-Specific Multidimensional Health-Related Quality-of-Life Measure for Patients with Pulmonary Tuberculosis. Value in Health Regional Issues, 6, 53-59. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vhri.2015.03.006
Blebil, A. Q., S. Sulaiman, S. A., A. Hassali, M., Dujaili, J. A. & Zin, A. M. 2014. Evaluation of the Psychometric Properties of the Malay Version of the Minnesota Nicotine Withdrawal Scale. Value in Health Regional Issues, 3, 19-23.
Member of International Body
International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR)