- antimicrobial resistance, global health, graduate education, health policy, infectious disease, leadership, policy, prevention, professional development
Dr. Mattar is interested in antimicrobial resistance and the prevention of hospital-acquired infections in resource-limited settings. She has collaborated with the World Health Organization on the implementation of the Global Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance, specifically in the field of education of the health-care workforce on appropriate antibiotic prescribing. She also has a specific interest in global health policy and governance. She has previously served in many leadership positions in international organizations such as the International Federation for Medical Students Associations and more recently, the World Medical Association for which she chairs the Junior Doctors Network. She is involved in teaching global health at the undergraduate level as well as with residents and fellows.