American University of Beirut

Department of Health Promotion and Community Health

Chairperson:Makhoul, Jihad
Professor:Makhoul, Jihad
Associate Professors:Abdulrahim, Sawsan; Kabakian-Khasholian, Tamar; Nakkash, Rima
Assistant Professor:Sieverding, Maia
Senior Lecturer:El Kak, Faysal
Lecturers:Al Barazi, Rana; Kanj, Mayada; Khawam, Grace
instructors of Public Health Practice:Kalot, Joumana; Najem, Martine
Research Associate:
Salloum, Ramzi

Departmental courses are designed to introduce students to the field of health promotion and community health. Health promotion is the process of enabling people to increase control over and improve their health through a wide range of social and health-related interventions. Community health is concerned with the improvement or maintenance of the health characteristics of communities. Emphasis is placed on the role of health promotion specialists to design, implement and evaluate health-promoting interventions with participation of communities and groups. Ethical issues in health promotion and community health are emphasized in all courses.

The following courses are offered by the department:

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