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 CRPH was founded in 2002 with the support of the Wellcome Trust, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Ford Foundation—the latter providing an endowment which has been matched by AUB fundraising efforts. Over the past decade, the Center has led a multi-disciplinary research program on topics including reproductive health, childbirth, youth, tobacco control, and mental health.
Today, it builds on this work and seeks to expand to new areas, and strengthen comparative research in the Arab region and beyond. Researchers associated with the Center are epidemiologists, physicians, social scientists and public health professionals who combine expertise in public health with a concern for how new evidence can contribute to policies and interventions to improve health.
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 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