Rula Ghandour is an Academic Researcher at the Institute of Community and Public Health- Birzeit University since 2008.She has a Bachelor degree in Pharmacy from Jordan University for Science and Technology, a Master in Public Health from Birzeit University. Rula is currently working on her PhD research focusing on Palestinian refugee adolescents’ reproductive health at the University of Oslo, Norway. Her current research interests include women’s and reproductive health, in addition to research methods and data analysis techniques. Her previous research included pharamcoepidemiolpogy, health economics and non-communicable disease epidemiology. She has been a trainer for data analysis using SPSS® and a teaching support for MPH students at the Institute of Community and Public Health for the last decade.

Latest Publications: 
  1. Shalash, A., Alsalman, H. M., Hamed, A., Abu Helo, M., Ghandour, R., Albarqouni, L., & Abu Rmeileh, N. M. E. (2019). The range and nature of reproductive health research in the occupied Palestinian territory: a scoping review. Reproductive Health, 16(1), 41. doi:10.1186/s12978-019-0699-4
  2. Leone, T., Alburez-Gutierrez, D., Ghandour, R., Coast, E., & Giacaman, R. (2019). Maternal and child access to care and intensity of conflict in the occupied Palestinian territory: a pseudo-longitudinal analysis (2000–2014). Conflict and Health, 13(1), 36. doi:10.1186/s13031-019-0220-2
  3. Ghandour, R., Husseini, A., Sibai, A. M., & Abu-Rmeileh, N. M. E. (2019). Cardiovascular disease research in the Arab world: a scoping review from seven Arab countries (2000–2018). Public Health, 175, 36-42. doi: 
  4. Ghandour, R., Mikki, N., Abu Rmeileh, N. M. E., Jerdén, L., Norberg, M., Eriksson, J. W., & Husseini, A. (2018). Complications of type 2 diabetes mellitus in Ramallah and al-Bireh: The Palestinian Diabetes Complications and Control Study (PDCCS). Primary Care Diabetes. doi:
  5. Abu-Rmeileh, N. M. E., Ghandour, R., Tucktuck, M., & Obiedallah, M. (2018). Research priority-setting: reproductive health in the occupied Palestinian territory. Reproductive Health, 15(1), 27. doi:10.1186/s12978-018-0472-0
  6. Nasrallah, G. K., Al Absi, E. S., Ghandour, R., Ali, N. H., Taleb, S., Hedaya, L., . . . Husseini, A. (2017). Seroprevalence of hepatitis E virus among blood donors in Qatar (2013-2016). Transfusion, 57(7), 1801-1807. doi:10.1111/trf.14116
  7. Tucktuck, M., Ghandour, R., & Abu-Rmeileh, N. M. E. (2017). Waterpipe and cigarette tobacco smoking among Palestinian university students: a cross-sectional study. BMC Public Health, 18(1), 1. doi:10.1186/s12889-017-4524-0
  8. Abu-Rmeileh, N. M. E., Ghandour, R., Mataria, A., Awawda, S., Jabr, S., & O'Flaherty, M. (2017). Time to act on diabetes mellitus prevention in the West Bank, oPt: Current and future direct cost of diabetes and its complications. Obesity Medicine, 6, 18-22. doi:
  9. Ghandour, R. S., Azza;Khatib, Rana;Abu Rmeileh, Niveen;Unal, Belgin;Sözmen, Kaan;Kılıç, Bülent;Fouad, Fouad;Al Ali, Radwan;Ben Romdhane, Habiba;Aissi, Wafa;Ahmad, Balsam;Capewell, Simon;Critchley, Julia;Husseini, Abdullatif. (2015). Priority setting for the prevention and control of cardiovascular diseases: multi-criteria decision analysis in four eastern Mediterranean countries. International Journal of Public Health, 60(1), 73-81. doi:10.1007/s00038-014-0569-3
  10. Mason, H. S., A.;Ghandour, R.;O'Flaherty, M.;Capewell, S.;Khatib, R.;Jabr, S.;Unal, B.;Sozmen, K.;Arfa, C.;Aissi, W.;Ben Romdhane, H.;Fouad, F.;Al-Ali, R.;Husseini, A.;Med, Champs project team. (2014). A cost effectiveness analysis of salt reduction policies to reduce coronary heart disease in four Eastern Mediterranean countries. PLOS ONE, 9(1), e84445. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0084445