Lama Anan Shakhshir has a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy from An-Najah National University, West Bank, Occupied Palestinian Territory. Additionally, she has a Master’s degree in Evaluation and Management of Environmental, Sanitary and Professional Risks from the University of Lille in France. She is currently working as a research assistant at the Institute of Community and Public Health, Birzeit University, particularly on a project that aims to strengthen the Palestinian health system in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Reem Ladadwa holds a Bachelor of Science degree in biomedical engineering from Smith College, USA. While in college, her research focused on using normal sound waves to separate cells based on their density, size and compressibility. She is currently working as a research assistant at the Institute of Community and Public Health at Birzeit University. Her research focus is on the human rights based approach to health in the Palestinian settler colonial context.
Hala is a research assistant at the Institute of Community and Public Health (ICPH) at Birzeit University. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Al-Quds Bard College (AQB) and an MSc degree in Clinical Neuropsychiatry from King’s College London. Hala previously worked as a researcher at the Palestinian Neuroscience Initiative (PNI) at Al-Quds University and as a welfare and wellbeing lead volunteer at King’s College London. Hala is currently working with ICPH and King’s College London on the mental health workstream.
Maysaa Nemer holds a PhD in Occupational Epidemiology and an MPhil in International Community Health from the University of Oslo, Norway. She is an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Community and Public Health (ICPH), Birzeit University. She is the coordinator of the research ethics committee at ICPH. Her research interest is focused on occupational epidemiology, environmental health, and social and economic aspects of occupational and environmental health, with special interest on working women’s health.
Aisha Shalash is an academic researcher at the Institute of Community and Public Health, Birzeit University. She holds a Bachelor in Psychology from the University of Kentucky and a Master in Public Health from Birzeit University. She is currently pursuing her PhD studies at the School of Medicine, University of Limerick, Ireland in Health Information Systems. Aisha’s research interests include health systems, systematic reviews, and implementation research.
Weeam S Hammoudeh is Assistant Professor at the Institute of Community and Public Health, and coordinator of the mental health unit. She holds a PhD and MA in Sociology from Brown University, and an MPH in Community and Public Health from Birzeit University.
Abdullatif Husseini is a Professor of Public Health, the current director of the Institute of Community and Public Health, and the Master of Community and Public Health program at Birzeit University. His research interests are rooted in improving the health of the population by identifying the various determinants of health and targeting modifiable risk factors through evidence-based interventions.
Dr Niveen Abu-Rmeileh is a Full Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health at Birzeit University. She obtained her doctoral degree from the University of Glasgow. Dr Abu-Rmeileh has lead national, regional and international research. She is a board member of the Global Implementation Society (GIS). She is a member of the Eastern Mediterranean-Advisory Committee for Health Research (EM-ACHR) and the WHO-Eastern Mediterranean Research Ethics Review Committee (ERC).