The mission of the Center for Research on Population and Health (CRPH) is to support research on issues at the intersection of population and health in Lebanon, the region, and internationally, and to disseminate findings to scientists, policymakers, and the public. The Center has led a multi-disciplinary research program on a variety of regional public health issues, including reproductive health, mental health, childbirth, youth, tobacco control, HIV, and community interventions to improve nutrition. Members and affiliates of the Center are epidemiologists, physicians, social scientists and public health professionals who combine expertise in particular public health issues with a concern for social determinants of health and how new evidence can contribute to policies and interventions to improve health.
CRPH conducts reviews of evidence and produces research syntheses on public health issues of importance in Arab countries. It promotes innovative approaches to research and fosters exchanges and collaborations among AUB faculty, graduate students, and colleagues in the Arab region and beyond, through conferences, workshops and seminars.
CRPH also hosts MPH practicum students, MS thesis projects and provides students and researchers at FHS with support in survey development and data management; access to regional data sets; and support for new areas of research.