The book has brought together an international community of contributors and peer reviewers.
The editorial team of the book, Public Health in the Arab World (Cambridge University Press, March 2012), is based at the Faculty of Health Sciences at the American University of Beirut where it is supported by the Center for Research on Population and Health.
Samer is the lead editor and book project coordinator. He is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the American University of Beirut (FHS/AUB) where he works on projects related to regional collaboration. He coordinates the FHS-based Secretariat of the Eastern Mediterranean Regional Academic Institutions’ Network for Public Health (EMRAIN). Samer is also a cardiologist in private practice. He received an MD degree (1989) from Aleppo University Faculty of Medicine (Syria) and an MPH degree (1998) from Harvard School of Public Health. He completed training in internal medicine and cardiology in Northwestern and Harvard affiliated hospitals (US). His research interests include non-communicable diseases, health systems as well as health and social change.
Rita is a Professor and Research and Program Coordinator at the Institute of Community and Public Health
, Birzeit University, Occupied Palestinian Territory. She received an PharmD degree from the University of California, San Francisco, an MPhil in Sociology from Essex University and an honorary PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2011. As a researcher and practitioner in the Palestinian Social Action movement of the 1980s and early 1990s, she helped set up the Palestinian primary health care and community based disability rehabilitation models. She is a member of the Coordinating Committee of the Reproductive Health Working Group. Her research interests include population health; women’s health; mental health; and violence, human security and health.
Marwan is Chief, Social Statistics Section of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia
. At the time of the start of the project he was a Professor and Director of the Center for Research on Population and Health
at FHS/AUB. He received a PhD from Cornell University and was on the sociology Faculty of Syracuse University and Birzeit University. He is a member of the Specialist Panel on Social Science and Operation Research for Reproductive Health at WHO, Geneva, and a founding member of the Middle East Health Policy Forum. His research interests revolve around violence and health, forced migration/refugees and social determinants of health in the Arab World.
Iman is a Professor and Dean of the FHS/AUB. He received an MD from AUB and an MPH and DrPH degrees in Occupational Health from The Johns Hopkins University. He is a member of the editorial boards of “Ecohealth”, “International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health”, and “Journal of Interprofessional Care”. In 2004, he was elected as a fellow to the Collegium Ramazzini. His interest interests include ecosystem approach to human health (Ecohealth), environmental determinants of health, occupational health, and the health of working children.
Rouham oversaw and carried out a variety of editorial functions when she served as a Research Associate at FHS/AUB. She is now Coordinator of the Non-communicable Disease Program at the World Health Organization Lebanon Office. Rouham received an MD degree from the St.-Petersburg Pavlov State Medical University (Russia) and an MPH degree from FHS/AUB, Lebanon. Rouham is a general doctor and has worked in the NGO sector in Lebanon on child development projects for almost 20 years.
The project of developing the book, Public Health in the Arab World (Cambridge University Press, March 2012), has brought together an international community of scholars comprising 81 authors. Contributors come from a variety of disciplines, including public health and social sciences, and backgrounds, including academics, researchers and practitioners, from both the Arab region and elsewhere.
The Editorial Team comprises Samer Jabbour, Rita Giacaman, Marwan Khawaja, Iman Nuwayhid, and Rouham Yamout
- The list of contributors in alphabetical order:
- Ynesse Abdul Malak, Sawsan Abdulrahim, Rima Afifi, Ala Alwan, Nisreen Alwan, Mohammad Assai, Amr Awad, Peter Barss, Hyam Bashour, Manal Benkirane, Habiba Ben Romdhane, Krishna Bose, Rayana BuHaka, Sylvia Chiffoleau, Jocelyn DeJong, Omar Dewachi, Fadi El-Jardali, Driss Zine-Eddine El-Idrissi, Abbas El-Zein, Fadi A. Fathallah, Rim Fayad, Hala Ghattas, Rita Giacaman, Rima R. Habib, Rana A. Hajjeh, Samia Halileh, Abdelmonem S. Hassan, Jamil Hilal, Abdullatif Husseini, Ghena A. Ismail, Doris Jaalouk, Samer Jabbour, Diana Jamal, Mey Jurdi, Aisha O. Jumaan, Afamia Kaddur, Elie G. Karam, Zeinab Khadr, Mohamed Hassan Khalil, Rana Khatib, Marwan Khawaja, Nabil M. Kronfol, Natalia Linos, Elisabeth Longuenesse, Ahmed Mandil, Awad Mataria, Zafar Mirza, Driss Moussaoui, Hani Mowafi, Mona Mowafi, Abdulrahman O. Musaiger, Cynthia Myntti, Mayssa Nehlawi, Adib Nehmeh, Iman Nuwayhid, Omar Obeid, Hoda Rashad, Salman Rawaf, David Rawaf, Belgacem Sabri, Mariana M. Salamoun, Mohamed Salem, Tanya Salem, Bruno Schoumaker, Olivia Shabb, Sherine Shawky, Alaa Shukrallah, Abla Mehio Sibai, Sameen Siddiqi, Dominique Tabutin, Maha Talaat, Rania Tohme, Susan Watts, Livia Wick, Nasser Yassin, Rouham Yamout, Kathryn M. Yount, Huda Zurayk
- The following colleagues contributed boxes in chapters:
- Gamal Khalafalla Mohamed Ali, Norbert Hirschhorn, Nour Kibbi
- The following colleagues contributed to work that is reproduced, with permission of concerned journals, in the book:
- Chadi S. Cortas, Tony Laurance, Asad Ramlawi, Guido Sabatinelli, Luay Shabaneh
All chapters in the book, Public Health in the Arab World (Cambridge University Press, March 2012), have undergone both internal and external peer reviews.
The editors acknowledge the kind contribution of the external peer reviewers in the Acknowledgement section of the Front Matter
External peer reviewers
Hanan Abdul Rahim (Qatar), Carla Abou-Zahr (Switzerland), Houssain Abouzaid (Lebanon), Raeda Abu Al Rub (Jordan), Abdulrazzak Abyad (Lebanon), Mustafa Afifi (UAE), Narjis Ajeel (Iraq), Kamel Ajlouni (Jordan), Kristine Ajrouch (USA), Naira Al Awqati (Jordan), William Aldis (Thailand), Aysa Al-Riyami (Oman), Ricardo Araya (UK), Haroutune Armenian (USA), Elsheikh Badr (Sudan), Guitelle Baghdadi-Sabeti (Switzerland), Arwa Baidar (Yemen), Seifeddin G. Ballal (Saudi Arabia), Brian K. Barber (USA), Alaka Basu (USA), Malek Batal (Canada), David Bishai (USA), Thomas Bossert (USA), Sofiane Bouhdiba (Tunisia), Derick Brinkerhoff (USA), Melani Cammett (USA), Guy Carrin (Switzerland), Monique Chaaya (Lebanon), Sir Iain Chalmers (UK), Mario Dal Poz (Switzerland), Nadia Dalloul (Lebanon), Ivan Dimov Ivanov (Switzerland), Azza El Nouman (Egypt), Sameh el-Saharty (USA), Heba Elgazzar (USA), Eltigani Eltigani (Saudi Arabia), Sameera El-Tuwaijri (USA), Ibtihal Fadhil (Egypt), Ali Fakhro (Bahrain), Laila Farhood (Lebanon), Mahmoud Fathalla (Egypt), Stephen Fawcett (USA), Osman Galal (USA), Michele Ruth Gamburd (USA), Muntaha Garaibeh (Jordan), Richard Garfield (USA), Buthaina Ghanem (Jordan), Farha Ghannam (USA), HassenGhannem (Tunisia), Jen’nanGhazal Read (USA), Richard Gosselin (USA), Emily Grundy (UK), Hani Guend (Canada), Jean RD Guimarães (Brazil), Omran Habib (Iraq), Nadim Haddad (Lebanon), Gail Harrison (USA), Allan Hill (USA), Dennis Hogan (USA), Marcia Inhorn (USA), Tushar K. Joshi (India), Miloud Kaddar (Switzerland), Montasser Kamal (Egypt), Zeina Kanafani (Lebanon), Khaled Khatab (Germany), Nadir Kheir (Qatar), Eberhard Kienle (Egypt), Judith Kulig (Canada), Adam Leive (USA), Socrates Litsios (Switzerland), Frederick M. Burkle (USA), Chowra Makarermi (Canada), Jihad Makhoul (Lebanon), Bernard Manyena (UK), Theodor Marmor (USA), José Carlos Martines (Switzerland), Abdel Aziz Mousa Thabet (Occupied Palestinian Territory), Alok Mukhopadhyay (India), Mona Nabulsi (Lebanon), Marion Nestle (USA), Olcay Neyzi (Turkey), Peter Pellett (USA), Guénaël Rodier (Denmark), Najib Saab (Lebanon), Ritu Sadana (Switzerland), Shadi Saleh (Lebanon), Monica Schoch-Spana (USA), Zohair Sebai (Saudi Arabia), Ravi Shankar (Nepal), Hania Sholkamy (Egypt), Katherine Smith (UK),Nicholas Spencer (UK), Devi Sridhar (UK), Mayssun Sukarieh (Lebanon), Derek Summerfield (UK), Simon Szreter (UK), Yoke van der Meulen-Rabaia (Occupied Palestinian Territory), Tony Waterston (UK), Sheldon Watts (Egypt), JohannaWyn (Australia), Hassan Zaky (Egypt), Nicolas Zdanowicz (Belgium), Zachary Zimmer (USA).