American University of Beirut

Rima Afifi

​Professor and Associate Dean

Department of Health Promotion and Community Health
Faculty of Health Sciences
American University of Beirut​​​
Van Dyck Building​

PO Box 11-0236
Beirut, Lebanon 
Office: Room 313, Van Dyck
Tel: 961 1 350000 ext. 4664;4660


  • PhD. (1997) St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO, USA.


  • Youth health
  • Tobacco prevention and control
  • Community based participatory research
  • Evaluation


  • Impact of a community based RCT to improve mental health of Palestinian refugee youth
  • Exploring reasons why arghile is a more acceptable form of tobacco use than cigarettes for women in the eastern Mediterranean region
  • Bio-behavioral surveillance using respondent driven sampling of high risk groups for HIV/AIDS in Lebanon​​

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