Rula Ghandour

BPharm, MPH, PhD candidate
Academic Researcher

Latest Publications

  1. Ghandour, R., Hammoudeh, W., Giacaman, R., Holmboe-Ottesen, G., & Fjeld, H. E. (2022). Coming of age: a qualitative study of adolescent girls’ menstrual preparedness in Palestinian refugee camps in the West Bank and Jordan. Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters, 30(1). doi:10.1080/26410397.2022.2111793
  2. Ghandour, R., Massoud, D., Ladadwa, R., Hammoudeh, W., Ottesen, G. H., Fjeld, H., . . . Giacaman, R. (2022). Fieldwork opportunities and challenges in Palestinian refugee camps in the West Bank, occupied Palestinian territory, and in Jordan: lessons learned from a Palestinian adolescent reproductive health cross-sectional study. The Lancet, 399, S27. 
  3. Tietjen, A. K., Ghandour, R., Mikki, N., Jerdén, L., Eriksson, J. W., Norberg, M., & Husseini, A. (2021). Quality of life of type 2 diabetes mellitus patients in Ramallah and al-Bireh Governorate–Palestine: a part of the Palestinian diabetes complications and control study (PDCCS). Quality of Life Research, 30(5), 1407-1416. doi:10.1007/s11136-020-02733-w
  4. Ghandour, R., Ghanayem, R., Alkhanafsa, F., Alsharif, A., Asfour, H., Hoshiya, A., . . . Giacaman, R. (2020). Double Burden of COVID-19 Pandemic and Military Occupation: Mental Health Among a Palestinian University Community in the West Bank. Annals of Global Health, 86(1), 131-131. doi:10.5334/aogh.3007
  5. 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
  6. Phillimore, P., Sibai, A. M., Rizk, A., Maziak, W., Unal, B., Abu Rmeileh, N., . . . Critchley, J. A. (2019). Context-led capacity building in time of crisis: fostering non-communicable diseases (NCD) research skills in the Mediterranean Middle East and North Africa. Global Health Action, 12(1), 1569838. doi:10.1080/16549716.2019.1569838
  7. 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
  8. 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:
  9. 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:
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Sarhan, M. B., Ghandour, R., & Rmeileh, N. M. E. A. (2017). The effectiveness of counselling interventions in reducing HbA1c concentrations in patients with type 2 diabetes: a modelling study [abstract]. The Lancet, 391, S30. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(18)30396-9
  13. 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:
  14. 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
  15. 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