Abdullatif Husseini is a Professor of Public Health, the current director of the Institute of Community and Public Health, and the Master of Community and Public Health program at Birzeit University. His research interests are rooted in improving the health of the population by identifying the various determinants of health and targeting modifiable risk factors through evidence-based interventions.  Although his research focus has been on non-communicable diseases and their risk factors especially diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular diseases, cancer and palliative care, obesity, and smoking, he works occasionally on important communicable diseases including brucellosis and hepatitis.  His work spans across epidemiology, public health practice, program evaluation, and capacity building in public health. He is a co-founder of the MPH program at Birzeit University and the main founder of the MPH program at Qatar University. Husseini has authored over sixty scholarly articles, book chapters, encyclopedias entries, and reports. 

Latest Publications: 
  1. Nemer M, Giacaman R, Husseini A. Lung Function and Respiratory Health of Populations Living Close to Quarry Sites in Palestine: A Cross-Sectional Study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2020; 17 (17), 6068.
  2. Ghandour R, Husseini A, Abu Rmeileh NME, Sibai AM. Cardiovascular disease research in the Arab world: a scoping review from seven Arab countries (2000–2018).Public health 2019; 175, 36-42.
  3. Ghandour R, Mikki N, Abu Rmeileh NME, Jerdén L, Norberg M, Eriksson JW, Husseini, A. (corr.). Complications of type 2 diabetes mellitus in Ramallah and al-Bireh: The Palestinian Diabetes Complications and Control Study (PDCCS). Primary Care Diabetes, 2018.
  4. Nasrallah GK, Al Absi ES, Ghandour R,…….., Husseini A (corr.).  Seroprevalence of hepatitis E virus among blood donors in Qatar (2013‐2016). Transfusion, 2017.
  5. Mokdad AH, Forouzanfar MH, Daoud F, et al. Health in times of uncertainty in the eastern Mediterranean region, 1990–2013: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013. The Lancet Global Health 2016; 4 (10), e704-e713
  6. Abdul Rahim HF, Sibai A, Khader Y, Hwalla N, Fadhil I, Alsiyabi H, Mataria A, Mendis S, Mokdad A, Husseini A.   Non-communicable Diseases in the Arab World. The Lancet 2014; 383: 356–67
  7. Abu-Rmeileh   N,  Husseini  A,  Capewell  S,  O’Flaherty  M,  on behalf of MEDCHAMPS project. Preventing type 2 diabetes among Palestinians: comparing five future policy scenarios. BMJ Open 2014; 3: e003558.
  8. Husseini   A, Abu-Rmeileh   NM, et al.  Cardiovascular diseases,   diabetes mellitus, and cancer in the occupied Palestinian territory. The Lancet. 2009; 373: 1041-49.
  9. Abdul-Rahim H, Giacaman R, Husseini A, Gordon N, Bjertness E, Jervell J.  The metabolic syndrome in the West Bank population: an urban-rural comparison.  Diabetes Care 2001; 24 (2): 275-279.
  10. Husseini A, Abdul-Rahim H, Awartani F, Jervell J, Bjertness E.  Prevalence of Diabetes Mellitus and Impaired Glucose Tolerance in a Rural Palestinian Population.  Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal 2000; 6: 1039-1045.