Lama Shakhshir

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.

Tamara Awwad

Tamara Awwad (Mari) has a Master degree in Public Health from Al-Najah national university. She is currently a research assistant at the Institute of Community and Public Health, Birzeit University. Her current research focuses on sexual and reproductive health, maternal and child health, adolescent health, health information system, digital health in particular in developing countries.

Reem Ladawa

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.

Widad Zeidan

Research assistant at the Institute of Community and Public Health. Widad has a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from Birzeit University. She is currently involved in research on fruit and vegetable consumption and link to non-communicable diseases. Her focus is on understanding the environmental, social, and individual determinants of dietary patterns among Palestinians in the West Bank.

Hala Khalawi

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

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

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 Hammoudeh

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.

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