The mission of the Center for Research on Population and Health (CRPH) is to strengthen and enrich population and health research at AUB, and to support a program of interdisciplinary research on issues at the intersection of population and health.
The CRPH provides infrastructure and research support and services to faculty affiliates in undertaking research projects, including substantive field support and outreach activities.
Research working groups plan, organize, and implement research activities to build capacity in the field of population and health. Current research working groups include the Regional Choices and Challenges in Changing Childbirth Group (CCCC), the Bedouin Health Group (BWG), the Women’s Reproductive Health Working Group (WRHG) and the Youth Working Group (YWG).
The CRPH provides infrastructure and research support and services to faculty affiliates in undertaking research projects, including substantial field support and outreach activities. This is done through the administration of grant activities, logistical, and organizational support for research meetings, workshops and seminars, maintenance of the computer lab for research analysis, data processing support, data archive, library and documentation, and dissemination of findings through publications and electronic media. The monthly research seminar series has been institutionalized with known visiting and local speakers from various disciplines presenting research findings to the AUB academic community on various relevant topics.
The center provides researchers with access to resources and technical support in terms of: Computing and Analysis, Data and Information Training, Development and Administrative Support.
The objectives of the CRPH are to enhance the capability of the Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) at AUB, and to conduct interdisciplinary and collaborative research on population and health in Lebanon and the region. The CRPH initiates new research on issues at the intersection of population and health by stimulating, supporting and enriching interdisciplinary research at FHS, AUB, and regionally. It also seeks to promote collaboration among researchers and professionals with similar research interests in Lebanon, the region, and internationally and to disseminate findings from such research to scientists, policy makers, and the general public.
The CRPH was founded with the generous support of the Wellcome Trust, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Ford Foundation. Currently, the CRPH and its projects are supported by the Ford Foundation, the IDRC, the Lebanese Council for Scientific Research, the NIH, the Qatar Foundations and the World Health Organization. In August 2007, FHS received a one million dollar matching endowment from the Ford Foundation which has been matched by AUB fundraising efforts.
CRPH continues its drive to promote collaboration among researchers and practitioners with similar research interests in Lebanon, the region, and internationally.