American Univesity of Beirut

Center for Research on Population and Health (CRPH)

Director:
​Ghattas, Hala
Assistant Professor of Public Health Practice:McCall, Stephen
Assistant Research Professor:Akik, Chaza
Instructor of Public Health Practice:Schenck, Catherine
Affiliates:Millet, Christopher; Campbell, Oona; Makhlouf, Carla
Research Affiliate​Rebeiz, Marie Claire


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, with concern for social determinants of health and how new evidence can contribute to policies and interventions to improve health, who combine expertise in particular public health issues.

The Center hosts a number of regional research networks. It conducts reviews of evidence and produces research syntheses on public health issues of importance in Arab countries. The Center promotes interdisciplinary research and 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 hosts MPH practicum students, MS thesis projects and provides students and researchers at FHS with support in survey development and data management and analyses; access to regional data sets; and support for new areas of research. Pending availability of funds, CRPH also hosts researchers who wish to visit the Faculty of Health Sciences with the goal of collaborating with FHS faculty or of pursuing innovative research or writing activities.

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