American University of Beirut

Rana Saleh

​​Rana Saleh is the Advocacy and Evidence Lead Specialist at the Knowledge to Policy (K2P) Center at FHS-AUB. Rana is leading the K2P Advocacy and citizen engagement arm in the center after establishing them in 2016. 

She also led a capacity building and mentorship project for several countries in Eastern Europe on the development of Evidence Briefs for Policy in collaboration with EVIPNet-Europe. She is also leading multiple Knowledge Translation projects at the center including an initiative on promoting school policies for childhood obesity prevention among other projects. Currently, Rana is serving as a commissioner on the WHO UNICEF Lancet Commission on re-aligning child health in the SDG Era. Rana is also a member of the GECI-PH network, a network of international experts working on issues related to ethics and conflict of interest in public health. 

In 2016, Rana earned her Master in Public Health with a concentration in Health Promotion and Community Health from the American University of Beirut in 2016; and was inducted then to the Honorary Society of Public Health, the Delta Omega. She is also a licensed dietitian with a Bachelor Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from Beirut Arab University in 2013; she then earned Jamal Abdul Nasser Award for Academic Excellence. Her interests revolve around health policy, Knowledge translation, citizen participation in decision-making, advocacy, implementation research, media’s role in health, children and youth health, and NCDs prevention.​

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