Manal Awad is a Professor of Dental Public Health and currently, she is the Vice Dean of the College of Dental Medicine, University of Sharjah, UAE. She obtained her BDS degree from the University of Alexandria, Egypt, her Masters’ Degree in Dental Public Health from the University of Alberta, Canada and her PhD Degree in clinical epidemiology from McGill University, Montreal, Canada. Prof. Awad’s research is in the field of population health, with a focus on the assessment of therapies for chronic oral conditions, particularly tooth loss. Prof. Awad’s area of expertise is in the design of randomized clinical trials and the use of patient-based outcomes and quality of life measurements in the assessment of therapies. She has over 60 publications in international peer-reviewed journals. She received several research grants from local and international funding agencies, as well as, industrial research support. Professor Awad, is the former President of the International Association of Dental Research, UAE section, she also has served on the editorial board of the prestigious Journal of Dental Research and Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology Journal. She is currently an editor of the International Journal of Dentistry and on the editorial board of the JDR Clinical and Translational Research Journal.