Rula Ghandour: BPharm, MPH
An Academic researcher  at the Institute of Community and Public Health since 2008. Research experience includes epidemiology of non-communicable disease, women’s and child’s health and rational drug use. Also is working as a teaching assistant for several MPH courses including research methods, biostatistics , epidemiology and seminar in public health.  SPSS trainer.

Latest Publications: 

 

  • Eldeeb N, Halileh S, Alyafei KA, Ghandour R, Dargham S, Giacaman R, et al. Child discipline in Qatar and Palestine: a comparative study of ICAST-R. Child Abuse & Neglect. 2016. Available online:

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0145213416302186

  • Harsha N, Ziq L, Ghandour R, Giacaman R. Well-being and associated factors among adults in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt). Health and Quality of Life Outcomes. 2016;14(122).

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5006398/pdf/12955_2016_Article_519.pdf

  • Critchley J, Capewell S, O'Flaherty M, Abu-Rmeileh N, Rastam S, … Ghandour R, et al. Contrasting cardiovascular mortality trends in Eastern Mediterranean populations: contributions from risk factor changes and treatments. International Journal of Cardiology. 2016;208:150-61.

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167527316300225

  • Ghandour R, Shoaibi A, Khatib R, Abu Rmeileh N, Unal B, Sözmen K, et al. 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.

http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00038-014-0569-3

  • Mason H, Shoaibi A, Ghandour R, O'Flaherty M, Capewell S, Khatib R, Jabr S, Unal B, Sözmen K, Arfa C, Aissi W. A cost effectiveness analysis of salt reduction policies to reduce coronary heart disease in four Eastern Mediterranean countries. PloS One. 2014;9(1):e84445.

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0084445#pone-0084445-t012

  • Akkawi M, Ghandour R, Husseini A, Halasseh L, Abo Rmeleh Q. Maternal serum screening in the west bank: an audit of Palestinian and non-Palestinian women having Triple test. Prenatal screening perspectives: newsletter of the international prenatal screening group.2011; 16:36-38.

 http://www.ipsgroup.org.uk/web%20issue%201.pdf

Published Conference Abstracts in the Lancet Online 

  • Ghandour R, Khatib R, Shoaibi A, Capewell S, Critchley J, Ahmad B, et al. Priority setting for prevention and control of coronary heart disease in the occupied Palestinian territory: a pilot study (Abstract).  The Lancet Online. 2013;382:S11

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0140673613625830

  • Imseeh S, Mikki N, Ghandour R, Giacaman R, Norberg M, Jerdén L, et al. Self-care and glycaemic control: a cross-sectional study (Abstract). The Lancet Online. 2013;382:S19.

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(13)62591-X/abstract

  • Shami NmA, El-Sughayyar RH, Ghaben NM, Khasseeb NS, Abu-Rmeileh NME, Ghandour R, et al. Cognitive caregiving for parents in the occupied Palestinian territory: a cross-sectional survey (Abstract). The Lancet Online. 2013;382:S5.

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0140673613625775

  • Abu Nabaa H, Hilal GA, Sbeih SA, Ghandour R, Giacaman R. Access to care for women reporting postnatal complications in the occupied Palestinian territory: a cross-sectional study (Abstract). The Lancet Online 2013;382:S2.

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(13)62574-X/fulltext#article_upsell

  • Shoaibi A, Ghandour R, Khatib R, Mason H, O'Flaherty M, Capewell S, et al. Salt reduction as a population-based intervention for the prevention of coronary heart diseases: an economic assessment(Abstract). The Lancet Online. 2013;382:S33.

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0140673613626057

  • Shojaia H, Darwish H, Hassan I, Ghandour R, Mansour S, Giacaman R. Child discipline in the occupied Palestinian territory: a cross-sectional study (Abstract). The Lancet Online. 2013;382:S34.

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(13)62606-9/abstract

  • Ghandour R, Khatib R. Variation in service-providers’ prescribing behaviour and policy implications for women with genitourinary tract infections in Ramallah, occupied Palestinian territory (Abstract).2011 The Lancet online; 2011.

http://www.thelancet.com/pb/assets/raw/Lancet/abstracts/palestine/palestine2011-5.pdf

Policy Briefs :

  • Ghandour R, Shalash A, Tucktuck M, Abu-Rmeileh N. Reproductive Health services in the West Bank – Palestine. History of recommendations and the way forward. Ramallah, Palestine: The Institute of Community and Public Health, Birzeit University; 2016.

http://icph.birzeit.edu/system/files/Rula%20policy%20brief.pdf 

  • Tucktuck M, Ghandour R, Obaid Allah M, Abu-Rmeileh N. Setting research priorities for Reproductive Health in Palestine. Ramallah, Palestine: The Institute of Community and Public Health, Birzeit University; 2016.

 http://icph.birzeit.edu/system/files/Marina%20Policy%20Brief%202016.pdf

  •  Ghandour R, Bates. K, Imseeh. S, Mitwalli. S, Nasr. S, Coast. E, et al. Health problems reported by 15-54 years old women two weeks preceding the Family Health Survey 2010.  Institute of community and public health, Birzeit University; 2015.

 http://icph.birzeit.edu/system/files/Policy%20Brief%209%20_Rula.pdf   

  • Nasr S, Mitwalli S, Ghandour R, Bates K, Imseeh S, Coast E, et al.. The prevalence of reported anemia and its determinants among 15-54 years old Palestinian women. Ramallah, Palestine: The Institute of Community and Public Health, Birzeit University; 2016.

http://icph.birzeit.edu/system/files/Policy%20Brief%2011%20Shiraz.pdf

  • Mitwalli S, Bates K, Ghandour R, Imseeh S, Na, sr S, Coast E, et al.. Self-rated health of 15-54 years old women. Ramallah, Palestine: The Institute of Community and Public Health, Birzeit University; 2016.

 http://icph.birzeit.edu/system/files/Policy%20Brief%2010_suzan.pdf