Published Papers:

  1. Murtagh, E., Shalash, A., Martin, R., & Abu Rmeileh, N. (2021). Measurement and prevalence of adult physical activity levels in Arab countries. Public Health, 198, 129-140. doi:
  2. Shalash, A., Alsalman, H. M., Hamed, A., Helo, M. A., Ghandour, R., Albarqouni, L., & Rmeileh, N. M. A. (2019). The range and nature of reproductive health research in the occupied Palestinian territory: a scoping review. Reproductive Health, 16(1), 41.
  3. Albarqouni, L., Elessi, K., Abu-Rmeileh, N.M.E. (2018). A comparison between health research output and burden of disease in Arab countries: evidence from Palestine. Health Research Policy and Systems, 16(1), 25.
  4. Albarqouni, L., Abu-Rmeileh, N. M., Elessi, K., Obeidallah, M., Bjertness, E., & Chalmers, I. (2017). The quality of reports of medical and public health research from Palestinian institutions: a systematic review. BMJ open, 7(6), e016455.

Published Protocols:

  1. Awwad A., Shalash A., AbuRmeileh N. Women’s experiences throughout the birthing process in health facilities in the MENA region. PROSPERO 2020 CRD42020182806 Available from:
  2. Zeidan W., Taweel H., Shalash A., Husseini A. Fruits and Vegetables Consumption among Adolescents in the Arab Countries: a Systematic Review. PROSPERO 2020 CRD42020202818 Available from:
  3. Shalash A, Abu-Rmeileh, N.M.E., Obeidallah M., Shaheb A., Alsalman, H. M., Awwad T. (2019). Interventions used to improve nutrition of refugee, migrant, displaced populations in low and middle-income countries. PROSPEROCRD42019117184. DOI: