Nabil Adam

Distinguished Professor at Rutgers University

About Nabil

Nabil Adam is a highly distinguished Professor of Medicine and Computer & Information Systems at Rutgers University. He specializes in cybersecurity, machine learning, healthcare technology, and clinical/healthcare informatics. Dr. Adam is one of the most accomplished professionals in these industries, which has earned him over six prestigious awards, some multiple times. Throughout his career, Nabil wrote prolifically and has written over 200 publications and 11 books. Not only is he a successful professor but Nabil mentors Ph.D. students, speaks at conferences on a variety of subjects both nationally and internationally, holds chairman and vice-chairman positions on over 20 boards, and has founded/co-founded nine initiatives for Rutgers University and various award-winning organizations. Nabil holds a B.S. in Engineering from Cairo University, two Master’s degrees, and a Ph.D. in Engineering from Columbia University.

For the past 43 years, Nabil Adam has held a faculty position at Rutgers University and recently established himself as an integral faculty member at the New Jersey Medical School, where he teaches Medicine. Nabil strives to assist his students in their academic success as much as possible and has mentored over 20 Ph.D. students with their theses and research. Dr. Adam has not confined his teaching prowess to the United States. Instead, he undertook visiting professorships in the Netherlands as well.

Outside of his teaching duties, Nabil spent over five years with the Department of Homeland Security, where he was assigned to the Science & Technology Directorate. He was responsible for mentoring scientists, engineers, and program managers, while simultaneously managing “Modeling, Simulation, and Analysis” and leading the “Cyber-physical Systems Security” and “Unified Incident Command Decision Support” initiatives. Additionally, Nabil was assigned to the position of Program Chair for a variety of related committees and workshops including Modeling, Simulation, & Analysis for Homeland Security, Emergency Management: Incident, Resource, & Supply Chain Management workshop, and Future Directions in Cyber-physical Systems Security to name only a few.

Several years prior, Nabil Adam worked as a Research Fellow for the NASA Center of Excellence in Space Data and Information Sciences. This program was created to bring leading computer scientists together to collaborate and conduct research applicable to space and earth sciences; Nabil was one of the chosen few and took part in several initiatives including the Management of the Largest Unclassified Archive in the World, Data Warehousing/Mining of Earth Observing System Data & Information Systems and Geodata Modeling and Query in GIS. Dr. Adam also participated in the commercialization of Linux/Red Hate software and served as a member of the scientific and management team whose purpose was to establish a commercial sector for the Universities’ Space Research Association.

Each year, Nabil Adam is invited as a keynote speaker to a wide variety of talks and conferences around the globe. To date, Nabil has given over 50 talks on topics in which he specializes, such as Next Generation Information Technologies and Systems, Informational Technology Applications in Biomedicine, Cyber Security Challenges around the World, and spoke at the International Conference on Higher Education.

It comes as no surprise that Dr. Adam is an award-winning professional. He has earned over 22 awards and recognitions throughout his career including the IEEE 2012 Research Achievement & Leadership Award in Intelligence and Security Informatics, the FASIP Award an astounding 15 times, and the Dean Horace DePodwin Research Award. Nabil is the co-founder of a handful of initiatives that have positively impacted the world at large, including the Rutgers Institute for Data Science, Learning & Applications, Regional Drinking Water Safety and Security Consortium, Meadowlands Environmental Research Institute, and the IEEE Computer Society Task Force on Digital Libraries. Nabil also established the Science Summer Camp as an offshoot of a Rutgers University program to provide training to teachers and education to inner-city students ranging from elementary to high school level youths.

  • IEEE 2012 Research Achievement and Leadership Award in Intelligence and Security Informatics
  • Honorable Mention for the 2010 Under-Secretary’s Award for Science and Technology, US Department of Homeland Security, Science & Technology Directorate
  • Elected as a distinguished speaker (on Digital Libraries/Electronic Commerce) in the IEEE Computer Society’s Distinguished Visitors Program (DVP)
The Threat of Plastic on Our Health

The Threat of Plastic on Our Health

Although most individuals are aware of the growing waste issues caused by plastic materials, not as many people seem to be as concerned about how plastic impacts the health of humans, despite them being overwhelming. Thus, both issues surrounding plastic should be general knowledge.

This article aims to provide you with some important information regarding plastic’s effects on humans so you can help spread awareness about this problem.

The Lifecycle of Plastic

Plastics have an extremely long lifecycle. Thus, the best way to look at its effects on humans is to break them down by each stage in the cycle, which has been done below.

Extracting and Transporting

The first stage in the production of plastic is the extraction of materials from the fossil feedstock and then the transportation of these materials to the proper location for refinement.

During this initial stage, harmful substances escape into the air and water, potentially leading to ailments such as cancer, an impaired immune system, and reproductive, developmental, and nervous system toxicity.

Refinement and Plastic Production

During the second stage of plastic creation, plastic resins are made. This results in substances that are very harmful and carcinogenic ending up in the air, which can lead to reproductive problems, cancer, low birth weight in newborns, and nervous system impairment.

Consumer Packaging and Products

In this stage of the lifecycle, microplastic particles have a chance of being ingested and inhaled by both humans and animals.

Waste Management

Particularly when plastic is incinerated, toxic substances and gases can get into the air, water, and soil.


This and microplastics make their way into bodies and can result in issues such as necrosis, inflammation, cancer, genotoxicity, and autoimmune problems.

Plastic Degradation

Once plastic starts to degrade, toxic chemicals have the ability to get into the bodies of humans and into the environment.

Food Chain and Water

At this final stage of the lifecycle of plastics, toxic chemicals can contaminate both the water supply and food chain of human beings, as well as of many other animals.

A Look at Telehealth Medicine

A Look at Telehealth Medicine

During the pandemic, many people used telehealth to access healthcare services. Although this technology has been around for a long time, it has become more widely used than ever before.

Telehealth is a type of technology that your doctor uses to improve or support the services that they provide. Its goals are to make it easier for people to get the care they need, and it can also help prevent people from getting sick. It can help people with limited mobility get the help they need and manage their health care. One of the main advantages of telehealth is that it allows people to communicate with their healthcare team members.

Some types of telehealth services that are commonly used include virtual visits and remote care. These allow people to see a healthcare professional and get the help they need in a variety of conditions. Before you conduct a telehealth visit with a healthcare professional, your team members will send you forms and information that they can use to help you. They’ll additionally make sure that you have the necessary equipment and software.

The healthcare team can help you sign up for a virtual visit and set up the various features that will allow you to participate in the video chat. They can also explain how to use the camera, microphone, and text chat. You only need a computer, tablet, or smartphone to use telehealth.

In addition to providing better care, telehealth can also help providers improve the efficiency of their operations by allowing them to interact with specialists in other locations. For instance, they can provide a virtual consultation to help patients with their questions about their treatment or diagnosis. The primary care provider can then send various documents to the specialist, such as X-rays and history.

A primary care clinic can also provide an online patient portal, which is a safe and secure way for patients to contact their providers. It can help them manage their health care and make informed decisions regarding their treatment. Besides being able to send messages to their provider, the portal can additionally help them review their previous visits and provide them with reminders for preventive care.

Before you sign up for a virtual visit, make sure that the facility is covered by your insurance. 

Dr. Nabil Adam Submits a Grant Proposal for “FGF Receptor Signaling in Breast Cancer Dormancy and Reawakening in the Bone Marrow”

Dr. Nabil Adam

June 2022

Dr. Nabil Adam is a Co-Principle Investigator on a brand new medical research grant proposal just submitted to Department of Defense within the past month. The three-year proposal, “FGF Receptor Signaling in Breast Cancer Dormancy and Reawakening in the Bone Marrow,” focuses on investigating why and how breast cancer cells lie dormant for years and then reemerge and how to prevent a lethal recurrence. This research could help medical professionals make new strides in detecting, treating, and preventing breast cancer. He plans to pursue this study together with Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.