Hana Taha

Hana Taha

Affiliated to Research
Visiting address: Alfred Nobels Allé 23, D2, Flemingsberg, 14183 Huddinge
Postal address: H1 Neurobiologi, vårdvetenskap och samhälle, H1 Omvårdnad team Vanja Berggren, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • Hana Taha is a senior Global Public Health Researcher in the Department of Neurobiology, Caring Science and Society (NVS) at Karolinska Institutet. Dr. Taha received a PhD in Public Health Sciences from Karolinska institutet, Sweden. She has expertise in teaching, curriculum development and public health programs leadership with USAID projects and leading NGOs in Jordan. Her multicultural background and technical expertise enabled her to accomplish success in assignments embracing Covid-19 surveillance and outbreaks investigations, health systems strengthening, gender equity and women empowerment, noncommunicable diseases, maternal and child health, reproductive health, and family planning in Syrian refugees’ camps in Jordan and Lebanon. Hana has a global perspective to public health, a wealth of international experience and in-depth knowledge of teaching using innovative adult learning techniques. She is a monitoring and evaluation expert, and her skills include: the development of M&

  • E plans
  • designing M&
  • E methods and setting key performance indicators
  • designing and implementing public health epidemiological studies using quantitative and qualitative research methods (SPSS, Stata, Nvivo).


  • Dr. Taha published highly cited quantitative and qualitative studies about breast and colon cancer in Jordan. They were implementation Epidemiological and behavioral research that provided data for decision-making and aimed to enhance early detection of cancer in Jordan and in the Middle East region. Her research interests are: Global Health, Health Governance, Health policy reforms, Health system strengthening, Health promotion, Health programs and interventions assessment, Non- communicable diseases, health behavior and women’s health, Climate change, water and food security.


  • Dr. Taha has unique skills for developing effective teaching curricula and
    designing state -of- the- art public health courses for undergraduate and
    master programs.


  • Courses  

  • taught for medical students, Nursing students and MSc of public Health students at
    the University of Jordan and Karolinska Institutet:

    1) Medical ethics
    2) Non communicable diseases
    3) Global Health online course
    4) Disasters and emergency preparedeness
    5) Immigrants health and human rights
    6) Epidemiology
    7) Public health research methods
    8) Medical statistics
    9) Community medicine
    10) Qualitative research
    11) Health systems
    12) Health financing
    13) Health policy
    14) Health programs planning, monitoring and evaluation
    15) Comprehensive primary healthcare 

  • 16) Maternal and child health


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  • Affiliated to Research, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institutet, 2021-2024

Degrees and Education

  • Degree Of Doctor Of Philosophy, Department of Global Public Health, Karolinska Institutet, 2013
  • Degree Of Master Of Medical Science One Year With A Major In, Karolinska Institutet, 2009

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