Dr. Niveen Abu-Rmeileh is an Associate Professor of Statistical Epidemiology 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. Dr. Abu-Rmeileh is currently building research team in reproductive health mainly focusing on implementaion reseach and systematic review approachs. Dr. Abu-Rmeileh has worked in national, regional and international research.

Latest Publications: 
  1. bu-Rmeileh NME, Khufash O, Kheirallah K, Mostafa A, Alfarsi Y, Yusufali A, Thomas J, Salama M, Hamadeh R, Nakkash R, Salloum R. Harm perceptions of waterpipe tobacco smoking among university students in five Eastern Mediterranean countries: A cross sectional study. Tobacco Induced Diseases 2018: 16, 20-22
  2. Ghandour R, Mikki N, Abu Rmeileh NME, Jerdén L, Norberg M, Erikssond J, et al.. Complications of type 2 diabetes mellitus inRamallah and al-Bireh: The Palestinian DiabetesComplications and Control Study (PDCCS). Primary Care Diabetes. 2018
  3. Albarqouni L, Elessi K, Abu-Rmeileh NME. A comparison between health research output and burden of disease in Arab countries: evidence from Palestine. Health Research Policy and Systems 2018:16 (1), 25
  4. Abu-Rmeileh NME, Ghandour R, Tucktuck M,Obiedallah M. Research priority-setting: reproductive health in the occupied Palestinian territory. Reproductive Health 2018:15 (1), 27
  5. Portaluri M, Abu-Rmeileh NME, Gianicolo E. Radiation therapy in Palestine: Not only money, but also real accessibility. International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics 2017: 98 (3), 504-505
  6. Hussein J, Ahmed KHM, Abu-Rmeileh NME. Barriers To Pre-eclampsia Incidence Reduction among Women of Somaliland-An Implementation Imbedded Qualitative Research.  Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development 2017:8 (3)
  7. Tucktuck M, Ghandour G, Abu-Rmeileh NME. Waterpipe and cigarette tobacco smoking among Palestinian university students: a cross-sectional study. BMC public health 2017: 18 (1), 1
  8. Salloum RG, Abu-Rmeileh NME , Hamadeh R, Thomas J, Mostafa A, et al. Policy-relevant context of waterpipe tobacco smoking among university students in six countries across the Eastern Mediterranean Region: a qualitative study. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention 2017:18 (9), 2533-2540
  9. Albarqouni LAbu-Rmeileh NME, Elessi KObeidallah MBjertness EChalmers IThe quality of reports of medical and public health research from Palestinian institutions: a systematic review. BMJ Open. 2017;7(6). DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-016455
  10. Abu-Rmeileh NME, Ghandour R, Mataria A, Awawda S, Jabr S, O'Flaherty M. Time to act on diabetes mellitus prevention in the West Bank, oPt: Current and future direct cost of diabetes and its complications. Obesity Medicine. 2017;6:18-22
  11. Santoro AAbu-Rmeileh NMEKhade, ASeita AMcKee M. Primary healthcare reform in the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East.
    Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal 2016;22:417
  12. Abu-Rmeileh NMEGianicolo EAntonio LuBruni AMitwali SPortaluri M, Bitar J, et al. Cancer mortality in the West Bank, Occupied Palestinian Territory. Bio Med Central Public Health. 2016;16(01)
  13. Critchley JCapewell SO'Flaherty MAbu-Rmeileh NMERastam SSaidi O, et al. Contrasting cardiovascular mortality trends in Eastern Mediterranean populations: Contributions from risk factor changes and treatments. International Journal of Cardiology. 2016;(208).
  14. Ghandour R, Shoaibi A, Khatib R, Abu-Rmeileh NME, Unal B, etal. Priority setting for the prevention and control of cardiovascular diseases: multi-criteria decision analysis in four eastern Mediterranean countries‏. International Journal of Public Health. 2015 60 (1), 73-81
  15. 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. 2015 60 (1), 3-11‏
  16. 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
  17. 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.
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. Abu Rmeileh, N.M.E., et al., Preventing type 2 diabetes among Palestinians: comparing five future policy scenarios. BMJ Open,2013.3(12).
  21. 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).
  22. 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
  23. 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)
  24. 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).
  25. 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.
  26. 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].
  27. 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].
  28. 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.
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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.
  32. Micheli A, Sanz N, etal. International Collaborations in cancer control and the third international cancer control congress. Tumori 2009; 95: 579-596.
  33. 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
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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
  37. 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].
  38. 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.
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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.
  42. 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.
  43. 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.
  44. 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