Weeam Hammoudeh holds a PhD and MA in Sociology from Brown University, and an MPH from Birzeit University. She is currently an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Community and Public Health, and formerly ACSS (Arab Council for the Social Sciences) Postdoctoral Fellow and Visiting Researcher at the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Birzeit University. She is interested in understanding how political and social transformations impact health, psychosocial wellbeing, and population processes, particularly in conflict areas; as we as how health systems and social institutions develop and shift in relation to political, economic, and structural factors, particularly in developing countries and post-colonial settings.

Latest Publications: 

Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

  1. Terizoglu, A, Hammoudeh, W. (2017) Coping with cancer diagnosis and treatment: a comparative study on women with breast cancer in Turkey and occupied Palestinian territory. Reproductive Health matters (forthcoming).
  2. Hammoudeh, W., Hogan, D., & Giacaman, R. (2017). From a death sentence to a disrupted Life: Palestinian Women’s experiences and coping with Breast Cancer. Qualitative health research27(4), 487-496.

  3. Hammoudeh, W., Hogan, D., & Giacaman, R. (2013). Quality of life, human insecurity, and distress among Palestinians in the Gaza Strip before and after the Winter 2008–2009 Israeli war. Quality of life research22(9), 2371-2379.

  4. Abu-Rmeileh, N. M., Hammoudeh, W., Mataria, A., Husseini, A., Khawaja, M., Shannon, H. S., ... & Giacaman, R. (2011). 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 Health22(5), 732-737.

  5. Ziadni, M., Hammoudeh, W., Rmeileh, N. M. A., Hogan, D., Shannon, H., & Giacaman, R. (2011). Sources of human insecurity in post-war situations: The case of Gaza. Journal of Human Security7(3).

  6. Hammoudeh, W., Mataria, A., Wick, L., & Giacaman, R. (2009). In search of health: quality of life among postpartum Palestinian women. Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics & Outcomes Research9(2), 123-132.

Published Abstracts

  1. Hammoudeh, W., Halileh, S., & Hogan, D. (2013). Determinants of stunting in children younger than 5 years between 2006 and 2010 in the occupied Palestinian territory: a cross-sectional study. The Lancet382, S16.
  2. Hammoudeh, W. (2017). The effect of son preference on Palestinian fertility. The Lancet390, S37.

  3. Hammoudeh, W., & Hogan, D. P. (2012). Proximate determinants of Palestinian fertility: a decomposition analysis. The Lancet380, S20.