The mission of the Center for Research on Population and Health 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.
The Center 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.
The Center 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.CRPH Team
Director: Professor Carla Makhlouf ObermeyerAssociate Director: Assistant Professor Hala Ghattas Postdoctoral Research Fellow: Chaza Akik
ResearchersChristelle AklTatiana ElghossainZeina JamaleddineSandra MesmarEman Sharara
CRPH CommitteeThe committee supports activities designed to facilitate research, and provides input and recommendations regarding collaborative research, visitors hosted by CRPH, research priorities at FHS, as well as linkages with colleagues at FHS, the region, and beyond. In addition to the director and associate director, the committee includes the following members:Professor Jocelyn DeJongAssistant Professor Lilian GhandourAssistant Professor Nada MelhemAssociate Professor Sawsan Abdulrahim Professor Huda ZuraykInstructor Khalil El AsmarInstructor Ruba Ismail
LOCATIONFaculty of Health SciencesVan Dyck Hall, Room 334 Tel: +961 1 350 000 (Ext: 4566) Fax: +961 1 744 470
Mailing Address Faculty of Health Sciences Van Dyck HallAmerican University of Beirut PO Box 11-0236 Riad El-Solh, Beirut 1107 2020, Lebanon