Maysaa Nemer holds a PhD in Occupational Epidemiology and  an MPhil in International Community Health from the University of Oslo, Norway. She is an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Community and Public Health (ICPH), Birzeit University. She is the coordinator of the research ethics committee at ICPH. Her research interest is focused on occupational epidemiology, environmental health, and social and economic aspects of occupational and environmental health, with special interest on working women’s health. She is skilled in quantitative data analysis, risk assessment and occupational respiratory effects measurements. She has been participating in several research projects at ICPH, which are related to, in addition to occupational and environmental health, health information systems, digital health, and gender analysis. She has also been involved in qualitative research project, examining the effects of environmental and structural factors influencing working women’s health.

Latest Publications: 

Peer-reviewed Journal Articles:

  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 Jan;17(17):6068.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

Conference 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).
  3. Nemer M, Skogstad M, Nijem K, Kristensen P, Bjertness E. Lung function, respiratory symptoms, skin problems, and chemical exposures in female hairdressers in Hebron City, occupied Palestinian territory: a cross-sectional study. The Lancet, published online February 2010.

Academic Reports:

  1. Nemer M, Kittaneh M, Thawabeh S, Al-Saed R, Saah D. During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Establishing the Hot Blend Asphalt Factory is an environmental and health risk in Birzeit Town. A story map website using ArcGIS, Birzeit University. https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/b1ea8f394eda4fb4b0e3b07bb36e7965
  2. Nemer M, Al-Saed R. Environment and Health Assessment Study for the Hot Blend Asphalt Plant (HBAP) in Birzeit Town. An Academic Study to assess the environmental and health effects of establishing the hot blend asphalt plant in Birzeit town. Birzeit University.https://www.birzeit.edu/en/news/study-explores-environmental-and-health-...