Sameera Awawda is a doctoral research fellow in Health Economics at Inserm-SESSTIM (UMR 912) research unit and Aix-Marseille School of Economics, Marseille, France since September 2015. She obtained her Master degree in economics in 2014 and Bachelor degree in Mathematics Applied to Economics in 2012 from Birzeit University. She was teaching and working as a research assistant at Birzeit University from 2012 to 2014. She was also the dean academic assistant for the faculty of Business and Economics in the year 2014