American Univesity of Beirut

CRPH Publications

Akik C, Ghattas H, Mesmar S, Rabkin M, El-Sadr WM, Fouad F. (2019). Host country responses to non-communicable diseases amongst Syrian refugees: A review. Conflict and Health, 13:8.

Asfahani, F., Kadiyala, S. and Ghattas, H. (2019). Food Insecurity and Subjective Wellbeing Among Arab Youth Living in Varying Contexts of Political Instability. Journal of Adolescent Health, 64(1), 70-78.

Choufani, J., Jamaluddine, Z. and Cunningham, K. (2019). A Multi-sectoral Nutrition Program in Nepal Improved Knowledge on Dietary Diversity, Sick Child Feeding and Handwashing, but not all Practices: A Program Impact Pathways Mediation Analysis. Current Developments in Nutrition.

El Mikati, H., Maroun, C.A., Armache, A., Toutonji, A., El Najjar, M., El‐Khatib, F.M. and Ghattas, H. (2019). Assessing the referral of clients with respiratory symptoms to general physicians: a survey of community pharmacists in Beirut. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 27(3), 241-248.

Elghossain T, Bott S, Akik C, Ghattas H, Obermeyer C. (2019). Prevalence of Key Forms of Violence Against Adolescents in the Arab Region: A Systematic Review. Journal of Adolescent Health, 64(1): 8-19

Elghossain T, Bott S, Akik C, Obermeyer C. (2019). Prevalence of Intimate Partner Violence Against Women in the Arab World: A systematic review. BMC International Health and Human Rights, 19(29).

Ghattas, H., Choufani, J., Jamaluddine, Z., Masterson, A.R. and Sahyoun, N.R. (2019). Linking women-led community kitchens to school food programmes: lessons learned from the Healthy Kitchens, Healthy Children intervention in Palestinian refugees in Lebanon. Public Health Nutrition,1-10.

Ghattas, H., Acharya, Y., Jamaluddine, Z., Assi, M., El Asmar, K., D. Jones, A. (2019). Child‐level double burden of malnutrition in the MENA and LAC regions—Prevalence and social determinants. Maternal & Child Nutrition.

Ghattas, H., Jamaluddine, Z., Choufani, J., Masterson, A.R. and Sahyoun, N.R. (2019). Improvements in economic, social, and food security outcomes of Palestinian refugee women and diet diversity of Palestinian schoolchildren in Lebanon: the Healthy Kitchens, Healthy Children intervention. The Lancet393, p.S25.

Jamaluddine, Z., Sahyoun, N.R., Choufani, J., Sassine, A.J. and Ghattas, H. (2019). Child-Reported Food Insecurity Is Negatively Associated with Household Food Security, Socioeconomic Status, Diet Diversity, and School Performance among Children Attending UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees Schools in Lebanon. The Journal of nutrition.

Najem, Y., Elhajj, I.H., Dawy, Z., Germani, A., Ghattas, H., Zaman, M. and Yazdi, Y. (2019). Humanitarian Engineering Design for Health Challenges: An Inter-faculty Service Based Learning Model. International Journal for Service Learning in Engineering, Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship14(2),16-32.

Sahyoun, N.R., Jamaluddine, Z., Choufani, J., Mesmar, S., Reese-Masterson, A. and Ghattas, H., (2019). A mixed-methods evaluation of community-based healthy kitchens as social enterprises for refugee women. BMC Public Health19(1), 1-11.

Salti, N., Chaaban, J., Ghattas, H., Irani, A., Seyfert, K., Ismail, T. and Khedr, S. (2019). Recent changes in welfare indicators among Palestinian refugees in Lebanon: a comparative study of two cross-sectional datasets. The Lancet393, p.S44.

Talhouk R, Balaam M, Toombs A, Garbett A, Akik C, Ghattas H, Araujo-Soares V, Ahmad B, Montague K. (2019). Involving Syrian refugees in design research: Lessons learnt from the field. Proceedings of the 2019 Conference on Designing Interactive Systems, 1583-1594.

Talhouk, R., Montague, K., Garbett, A., Araújo-Soares, V., Akik, C., Ghattas, H., Ahmad, B. and Balaam, M. (2019). A Call For Embedding Dignity In Humanitarian Technologies. In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Communities & Technologies-Transforming Communities, 1-4.ACM.​

Young, S.L., Boateng, G.O., Jamaluddine, Z., Miller, J.D., Frongillo, E.A., Neilands, T.B., Collins, S.M., Wutich, A., Jepson, W.E. and Stoler, J. (2019). The Household Water InSecurity Experiences (HWISE) Scale: development and validation of a household water insecurity measure for low-income and middle-income countries. BMJ global health4(5), p.e001750.

Young, S.L., Collins, S.M., Boateng, G.O., Neilands, T.B., Jamaluddine, Z., Miller, J.D., Brewis, A.A., Frongillo, E.A., Jepson, W.E., Melgar-Quiñonez, H. and Schuster, R.C. (2019). Development and validation protocol for an instrument to measure household water insecurity across cultures and ecologies: the Household Water InSecurity Experiences (HWISE) Scale. BMJ open, 9(1), pp.bmjopen-2018.

 Jaoude, J.A., Khair, D., Dagher, H., Saad, H., Cherfan, P., Kaafarani, M.A., Jamaluddine, Z. and Ghattas, H., (2018). Factors associated with Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine recommendation by physicians in Lebanon, a cross-sectional study. Vaccine36(49), pp.7562-7567.

Wambogo, E.A., Ghattas, H., Leonard, K.L. and Sahyoun, N.R., (2018). Validity of the Food Insecurity Experience Scale for Use in Sub-Saharan Africa and Characteristics of Food-Insecure Individuals. Current developments in nutrition2(9), p.nzy062.

Akl, C., Akik, C., Ghattas, H., Obermeyer, C.M. (2017). Gender disparities in midlife hypertension:A review of the evidence on the Arab region. Women’s Midlife Health, 3(1).​​

El Mallah, C., Merhi, K., Ghattas, H., Shatila, D., Francis, S., Hlais, S., . . . Obeid, O. (2017). Elevated urinary Na/K ratio among Lebanese elementary school children is attributable to low K intake. ​European Journal of Nutrition, 56(3), 1149-1156. doi:10.1007/s00394-016-1164-6​

Ghattas, H., Francis, S., El Mallah, C., Shatila, D., Merhi, K., Hlais, S., . . . Obeid, O. (2017). Lebanese children are iodine deficient and urinary sodium and fluoride excretion are weak positive predictors of urinary iodine.​ European Journal of Nutrition, 56(2), 749-755. doi:10.1007/s00394-015-1120-x

Ghattas, H., Sassine, A. J., Aqeel, M., Hwalla, N., Obeid, O. A., & Sahyoun, N. R. (2017). Children’s experiences of food insecurity in Lebanon: A qualitative study. Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition, 1-12. doi:10.1080/19320248.2016.1275997​​

​Jamaluddine Z., Choufani, J., Sahnyoun N.R.,Ghattas, H. (2017). A child-administered food security scale is associated with household socio-economic status,household food security, and diet diversity. The FASEB Journal, 31(1), Supplement297.2.

Johnson, C., Fonner, V., Sands, A., Ford, N., Obermeyer, C.M., Tsui, S., Wong, V., Baggaley, R. (2017.) To err is human, to correct is public health: identifying poor quality testing and misdiagnosis of HIV status. Forthcoming in Journal of the International AIDS Society. ​​

Mouhanna, F., DeJong, J., Afifi, R., Asmar, K., Nazha, B., & Zurayk, H. (2017). Student support for reproductive health education in middl​​e schools: Findings from Lebanon.​ Sex Education, 17(2), 195-208. doi:10.1080/14681811.2017.1280011

Akik C., El Bawab L., Ghattas H., Obeid O., El-Jardali, F. (2016). K2P Dialogue Summary: Informing Salt Iodization Policies in Lebanon to Ensure Optimal Iodine Nutrition. Knowledge to Policy (K2P) Center. Beirut, Lebanon.

Akik C., El-Mallah C., Ghattas H., Obeid O, El-Jardali F. (2016). K2P Policy Brief: Informing Salt Iodization Policies in Lebanon to Ensure Optimal Iodine Nutrition. Knowledge to Policy (K2P) Center, Beirut, Lebanon.

El Mallah, C., Ghattas, H., Shatila, D., Francis, S., Merhi, K., Hlais, S., . . . Obeid, O. (2016). Urinary magnesium, calcium, and phosphorus to creatinine ratios of healthy elementary school Lebanese children. ​Biological Trace Element Research, 170(2), 264-270. doi:10.1007/s12011-015-0484-3

Fares, J., Saadeddin, Z., Al Tabosh, H., Aridi, H., El Mouhayyar, C., Koleilat, M. K., . . . El Asmar, K. (2016). Extracurricular activities associated with stress and burnout in preclinical medical students.​ Journal of Epidemiology and Global Health, 6(3), 177-185. doi:10.1016/j.jegh.2015.10.003​

Jamaluddine, Z., Sibai, A. M., Othman, S., & Yazbek, ​S. (2016). Mapping genetic research in non-communicable disease publications in selected Arab countries: First step towards a guided research agenda. Health Research Policy and Systems, 14(1) doi:10.1186/s12961-016-0153-9​​

Melhem, N. M., Mahfouz, R. A., Kreidieh, K., Abdul-Khalik, R., El-Khati​b, R., Talhouk, R., . . . Hamadeh, G. (2016). Potential role of killer immunoglobulin receptor genes among individuals vaccinated against hepatitis b virus in Lebanon. ​World Journal of Hepatology, 8(29), 1212-1221. doi:10.4254/wjh.v8.i29.1212

Mesmar, S., Talhouk, R., Akik, C., Olivier, P., Elhajj, I. H., Elba​ssuoni, S., & Ghattas, H. (2016). The impact of digital technology on health of populations affected by humanitarian crises: Recent innovations and current gaps. Journal of Public Health Policy, 37(2), 167-200.

Osborn, M., & Obermeyer, C. M. (20​​16). Understanding client satisfaction with HIV testing and counseling services: A mixed-methods study in four African countries.​ AIDS Care - Psychological and Socio-Medical Aspects of AIDS/HIV, 28(6), 689-694. doi:10.1080/09540121.2016.1140889

Osborn, M., & Obermeyer, C. M. ​​​(2016). Understanding client satisfaction with HIV testing and counseling services: a mixed-methods study in four African countries. AIDS care, 28(6), 689-694.

Salti, N., & Ghattas, ​​H. (2016). Food insufficiency and food insecurity as risk factors for physical disability among Palestinian refugees in Lebanon: Evidence from an observational study. ​Disability and Health Journal, 9(4), 655-662. doi:10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.03.003​

Talhouk, R., Mesmar, S., Thieme, A., Ba​laam, M., Olivier, P., Akik, C., & Ghattas, H. (2016). Syrian refugees and digital health in Lebanon: Opportunities for improving antenatal health. Paper presented at the Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings, 331-342. doi:10.1145/2858036.2858331

Akik, C., Ghattas, H., El-Jardali, F. (2015). K2P Briefing Note: Protecting breastfeeding in Lebanon. Knowledge to Policy (K2P) Center. Beirut, Lebanon.

Ghattas, H., Sassine, A.J., Seyfert, K., Nord, M., & Sahyoun, N.R. (2015). Prevalence and correlates of food insecurity among Palestinian refugees in Lebanon: Data from a household survey. PLoS One, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0130724.

Obermeyer, C.M., Bott, S., & Sas​sine, A.J. (2015). Arab adolescents: Health, gender, and social context. Journal of Adolescent Health, 57(3), 252-62. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2015.01.002.

Ayaso, R., Ghattas, H., Abiad, M., & Obeid, O. (2014). Meal pattern of male rats maintained on amino acid supplemented diets: The effect of tryptophan, lysine, arginine, proline and threonine. Nutrients, 6(7), 2509-2522. doi: 10.3390/nu6072509.

Ghattas, H., Sassine, A. J., Seyfert, K., Nord, M., & Sahyoun, N. R. (2014). Food insecurity among Iraqi refugees living in Lebanon, 10 years after the invasion of Iraq: Data from a household survey. British Journal of Nutrition, 112(1), 70-79. doi: 10.1017/S0007114514000282.

Hazim, J., Hlais, S., Ghattas, H., Shatila, D., Bassil, M., & Obeid, O. (2014). Phosphorus supplement alters postprandial lipemia of healthy male subjects: A pilot cross-over trial. Lipids in Health and Disease, 13(109). doi:10.1186/1476-511X-13-109.

Ky-Zerbo, O., Desclaux, A., Somé, J. F., El Asmar, K., Msellati, P., & Obermeyer, C. M. (2014). HIV/AIDS stigma in Africa: Analysis of its forms and manifestations in Burkina Faso. Sante Publique, 26(3), 375-384. (Pubmed in process).

Melhem, N. M., Talhouk, R., Rachidi, H., & Ramia,​​ S. (2014). Hepatitis A virus in the Middle East and North Africa region: A new challenge. Journal of Viral Hepatitis, 21(9), 605-615. doi: 10.1111/jvh.12282.

Obermeyer, C. M., Verhulst, C., & Asmar,​​ K. (2014). Could you have said no? A mixed-methods investigation of consent to HIV tests in four African countries. Journal of the International AIDS Society, 17:18898. doi: 10.7448/IAS.17.1.18898.

Sahyoun, N. R., Nord, M., Sassine, A. J., Seyfert, K., Hwalla, N., & Ghattas, H. (2014). Development and validation of an Arab family food security scale. Journal of Nutrition, 144(5), 751-757. doi: 10.3945/jn.113.187112.​

Somé, J. F., Desclaux, A., Ky-Zerbo,​​ O., Lougué, M., Kéré, S., Obermeyer, C., & Simaga, F. (2014). Campaigns for HIV testing, an effective strategy for universal access to prevention and treatment? The experience of Burkina Faso. Medecine et Sante Tropicales, 24(1), 73-79. doi: 10.1684/mst.2014.0298.​​

Zurayk, H., Giacaman, R., Jabbour, S., Husseini, A., Dejong, J., Hogan, D., Khawaja, M., Obermeyer, C. M., Nuwayhid, I., Rashad, H., & Tekce, B. (2014b). The making of the Lancet Series on health in the Arab world. The Lancet, 383(9915), 393-395. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(13)62370-3.​


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