American University of Beirut


​​The Secretariat  of the Lancet-AUB Commission on Syria: Health in Conflict is hosted by the Faculty of Health Sciences at the American University of Beirut (AUB) and consists of the Co-Chairs supported by a Research & Documentation Team (RDT) and an Administrative and IT Team (AIT).


Professor Samer Jabbour oversees all aspects of the work of the Commission's Secretariat. Dr. Marian Abouzeid served, October 2018 - December 2020, as the Associate Project Lead for the Commission. 

Research & Documentation Team (RDT)

The RDT supports the research work for the whole Commission including the various Thematic Groups.  It is ​​​​International and multi-institutional in composition.

The RDT includes a core research team comprising AUB researchers, research (post-doc) fellows, research assistants, and students

The RDT receives support from the following AUB collaborating units and centers:

The RDT has received core support from research laboratories (data centers) represented in the Commission: 

The RDT has recevied support from a network of regional and global collaborating centers and institutions.

At various stages, the RDT team has included a number of research fellows, research assistants and volunteer researchers.  

Administrative and Communication Team (ACT)

  • Manages all administrative, Communication and IT requirements for the Commission
  • Provides support to the Commission to pursure its various objectives and to the Thematic Groups to carry their research work
  • Develops and implements a communication and advocacy strategy to increase the reach of the Commission

 ACT is coordinated by Gina Cor​dahi​, Coordinator of Special Projects at FHS/AUB.


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