Samar Baydoun holds a Master of Science degree in Public Health Nutrition and a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition & Dietetics from the American University of Beirut, and a Dietetics Licensure from the Ministry of Public Health in Lebanon.
She is an Evidence Lead Specialist at the Knowledge to Policy (K2P) Center at AUB. Her research interests and work are focused on health policy and systems research, knowledge translation, evidence-informed policy, health information systems, and systematic reviews.
She has worked on various projects with the Ministry of Public Health in Lebanon including “Development of Nutrition Guidelines and Action Plan for Pregnant Women" and “The Economic Effects of COVID-19 on Infant and Young Child Feeding Practices". She has also worked with the AUB Neighborhood Initiative on “Cigarette Butts Recycling". Other projects she has worked on include “Pedestrians' Safety on the Streets of Beirut" and “Breastfeeding Spaces at AUB" in collaboration with multidisciplinary stakeholders, including Governmental and Non-Governmental Organizations.
Samar has work experience in Business Consulting, Marketing, and Sales, having dealt with various industries including Food & Beverage, Retail, Industrial, and Service.