Dr. Niveen Abu-Rmeileh is an Associate Professor of Statistical Epidemiology and the Director of the Institute of Community and Public Health at Birzeit University. Dr. Abu-Rmeileh holds a BSc in Medical Technology , a Master in Public Health and a PhD in Statistical Epidemiology from University of Glasgow. She teaches a variety of courses on quantitative research methods, health statistics and population studies. Her research interest is focused on the three broad categories: epidemiology of chronic diseases, reproductive health, and building psychometrics.

Latest Publications: 
  1. Murray CJ, Ortblad KF, Guinovart C, Lim SS, Wolock TM, Roberts DA,… Abu-Rmeileh NME…. et al. Global, regional, and national incidence and mortality for HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria during 1990-2013: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013. Lancet. 2014;384(9947):1005-70.
  2. Sözmen K, Ünal B, Saidi O, Romdhane H, Abu-Rmeileh NME, Husseini A, et al. Cardiovascular risk factor trends in the Eastern Mediterranean region: evidence from four countries is alarming. International Journal of Public Health. 2014:1-9
  3. Kilic B, Phillimore P, Islek D, Oztoprak D, Korkmaz E, Abu-Rmeileh NME, Shahaduz Z, Unal B. Research capacity and training needs for non-communicable diseases in the public health arena in Turkey BMC Health Services Research 2014, 14:373  doi:10.1186/1472-6963-14-373
  4. Abu Rmeileh, N.M.E., et al., Preventing type 2 diabetes among Palestinians: comparing five future policy scenarios. BMJ Open,2013.3(12).
  5. Abu-Rmeileh, NME, Shoaibi, A., O'Flaherty, M., Capewell, S., & Husseini, A. Analysing falls in coronary heart disease mortality in the West Bank between 1998 and 2009. BMJ Open 2012; 2(4).
  6. Al-Dabbas M, Abu-Rmeileh NME. Needle stick injury (NSI) among interns and medical students in the occupied Palestinian territory. Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal. 2012; 18(7): 568-574
  7. Johnson P, Logue J, McConnachie A, Abu-Rmeileh NME, Hart C, Upton MN, Lean M, Sattar N, Watt G. Intergenerational change and familial aggregation of body mass index. European Journal Epidemiology  2011 (doi:10.1007/s10654-011-9639-5)
  8. Abu-Rmeileh NME, Watt G, Lean M. Sex distribution of offspring and family size according to Body Mass Index of parents. Human Biology 2011; 83 (4).
  9. Abu-Rmeileh NME, Hammoudeh W, Mataria A, Husseini A, Khawaja M, Shannon H, Hogan D, Watt G, Zurayk H, & Giacaman R. Health-related Quality of life of Gaza Palestinians in the aftermath of the winter 2008–09 Israeli attack on the Strip. The European Journal of Public Health 2012; 22 (5):732-737. doi:10.1093/eurpub/ckr131.
  10. Abu-Rmeileh NME , Alderete E, Fernando Duque L, Montoya NE, Pérez-Stable E, Husseini A. Smoking among adolescents and teenagers living under conflict: cross-sectional surveys in three settings. The Lancet, 2011 www.thelancet.com[abstract].
  11. Ziadni M, Hammoudeh W, Abu-Rmeileh NME, Hogan D, Shannon H, Giacaman R. Human insecurity and associated factors in the Gaza Strip six months after the winter 2008-09 Israeli attack: a cross-sectional survey. The Lancet online. July 2011 [abstract].
  12. Ziadni M, Hammoudeh W, Abu-Rmeileh NME, Hogan D, Shannon H, Giacaman R. Human insecurity and associated factors in the Gaza Strip six months after the winter 2008-09 Israeli attack: a cross-sectional survey. The Journal of Human Security  2011 7(3), 23-36. doi: 10.3316/JHS0703023.
  13. Ramahi T, Khawaja M, Abu-Rmeileh NME. Socioeconomic Disparities in Heart Disease in the Republic of Lebanon: Findings from a Population-based Study. Heart Asia 2010;2(1): 67-72
  14. Abu-Rmeileh NME, Hammoudeh W, & Giacaman R (2010). Humanitarian crisis and social suffering in Gaza Strip: an initial analysis of aftermath of latest Israeli war. The Lancetwww.thelancet.com. July 2010
  15. Fujiya R, Abu-Rmeileh NME, Jimba M. Effect of emergency health insurance scheme on place of birth in the West Bank during conflict: a retrospective analysis. The Lancetwww.thelancet.com. July 2010.
  16. Micheli A, Sanz N, etal. International Collaborations in cancer control and the third international cancer control congress. Tumori 2009; 95: 579-596.
  17. Mikki, N, Abu-Rmeileh NME, Wick, L, Abu-Asab, N. Cesarean delivery rates, determinants and indications in Maqassed Hospital, Jerusalem, 1993 and 2002. Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal 2009;15(4):868-879
  18. Abdul-Rahim HF, Abu-Rmeileh NME, & Wick L. Cesarean section deliveries in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt):An analysis of the 2006 Palestinian Family Health Survey. Health Policy.2009;  93(2-3):151-6.
  19. Husseini, A, Abu-Rmeileh NME, Mikki, N, Ramahi, TM, Abu Ghosh, H, Barguthi, N, Khalili, M, Bjertness, E, Holmboe-Ottesen, G, Jervell, J. Cardiovascular diseases, diabetes mellitus, and cancer in the occupied Palestinian territory. The lancet 2009;373:1041-1049.
  20. Khatib R, Daoud A, Abu-Rmeileh NME, Mataria A, Mccaig D.  Medicine utilisation review in selected Non-Governmental Organisations' primary healthcare clinics in the West Bank - Palestine. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2008 Nov;17(11):1123-30
  21. Abu-Rmeileh NME, Husseini A, Abu-Arqoub O, Hamad M, Giacaman R. Mortality patterns in the West Bank, Palestinian Territories, 1999- Prev Chronic Dis. 2008 Oct;5(4):A112. Epub 2008 Sep 15. http://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2008/oct/07_0184.htm. Accessed [date].
  22. Halileh S, Abu-Rmeileh NME, Watt G, Gorden N, and Spencer N. Determinants of birth weight in Palestine; a comparative analysis of males and females. Matern Child Health J. 2008 Sep;12(5):606-12. Epub 2008 May 8.
  23. Abu-Rmeileh NME, Hart C, McConnachie A, Upton M, Lean M, Watt G. Contribution of Midparental BMI and other determinants of obesity in adult offspring. Obesity 2008;16:1388-1393Giacaman R, Abu-Rmeileh NME, Wick L, Mataria A (2007). Palestinian women’s pregnancy intentions: analysis and critique of the Demographic and Health Survey 2004. Health Policy 2007;85:83–93
  24. Giacaman, R, Abu-Rmeileh, NME, Husseini, A, Saab, H, Boyce, W. Humiliation: the Invisible Consequence of War for Palestinian Youth. Public Health 2007; 121(8):563-571
  25. Mikki N, Wick L, Abu-Asab N, Abu-Rmeileh NME. A trial of amniotomy in a Palestinian hospital. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 2007. 27(4): 368-373.
  26. Giacaman R, Abu-Rmeileh NME, and Wick L. The limitations on choice: Palestinian women's childbirth location, dissatisfaction with the place of birth and determinants. Eur J Public Health, February 2007; 17: 86 - 91.
  27. Husseini, A, Abu-Rmeileh NME. AIDS- related knowledge and attitude of Palestinian women in Palestine. American Journal of Health Behavior. 2007; 31(3):323-334.
  28. Abdul-Rahim HF, Abu-Rmeileh NME, Husseini A, Holmboe-Ottesen G, Jervell J, Bjertness E.  Obesity and selected co-morbidities in an urban Palestinian population.  International Journal of Obesity 2001; 25: 1736-1740