Maysaa Nemer holds a PhD in Occupational Epidemiology and MPhil in International Community Health from the University of Oslo, and BSc in Biology from Hebron University. She is currently an Associate Researcher and faculty member at the Institute of Community and Public Health / Birzeit University. Her research interest is focused on occupational epidemiology, environmental health and social aspects of these topics. She is skilled in quantitative data analysis, risk assessment and occupational respiratory effects measurements.

Latest Publications: 

Peer-reviewed Journal Articles:

  1. Nemer M, Kristensen P, Nijem K, Bjertness E, Skare Ø, Skogstad M. Lung function and respiratory symptoms among female hairdressers in Palestine: a 5-year prospective study. BMJ Open, 2015; 5(10):e007857.
  2. Nemer M, Sikkeland L IB, Kasem M, Kristensen P, Nijem K,Bjertness E, Skare Ø, Bakke B, Kongerud J, Skogstad M. Airway inflammation and ammonia exposure among female Palestinian hairdressers: a cross-sectional study. Occup Environ Med, published online first 4 February 2015. doi:10.1136/oemed-2014-102437.
  3. Nemer M, Kristensen P, Nijem K, Bjertness E, Skogstad M. Respiratory function and chemical exposures among female hairdressers in Palestine. Occup Med (Lond), 2013; 63 (1): 73-76.

Published Abstracts:

  1. Nemer M, Kristensen P, Nijem K, Bjertness E, Skare Ø, Skogstad M. Lung function and respiratory symptoms among female hairdressers in Palestine: a 5-year prospective study. The Lancet, published online August 2017.
  2. Nemer M, Sikkeland L IB, Kasem M, Kristensen P, Nijem K,Bjertness E, Skare Ø, Bakke B, Kongerud J, Skogstad M. Airway inflammation among female Palestinian hairdressers: A cross sectional study. Norsk Epidemiologi, 2013; 23 (Supplement 1).