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About me

I am an Associate Professor in Global Health at Karolinska Institutet. I have worked on different diseases and in different contexts. Also I am engaged in different projects related to Research Capacity Building.
My research work includes injuries, non-communicable diseases and infectious diseases. Also I have a big interest in mHealth.


2011: PhD, Epidemiology and Global Health (it was part of an international collaboration between KI-Stockholm, Stanford University-California and the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) in Johannesburg).

2004: MSc, Epidemiolgy and Public Health, Umeå International School for Public Health

2002: Graduate Diploma, IT, American University of Beirut

2000: BSc, Medical Laboratory Sciences, University of Balamand, Beirut

Research description

Epidemiology and Global Health. Research interests include infectious diseases, non-communicable diseases, mHealth and injuries.

Teaching portfolio

I teach Research Methods, Global Health, mHealth, Public Health Surveillance, Infectious Diseases Epidemiology and Non-Communicable Diseases and Injuries Epidemiology. In addition to being active in reseach capacity building in low- and income-countries.






1) Global health - 3 cases studies (University of Ottawa, Nov 2017)

2) SMS-based smartphone application for disease surveillance in a limited-resource setting (MSF Science and Innovation days, British Medical Society, London, May 2017)

3) Presentation for pilot intervention on the usage of mHealth in Central African Republic with Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) - May, 2016

4) Urgency very importance in global Health - Lecture at University of Ottawa (Oct 2015):