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Our Team

  • Principal Investigators

    • Co-Director, GEOHealth-MENA

      Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine; Chief, Section of Global Health and International Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medicine; Director, Yale-LSHTM Fellowship in Global Health and International Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medicine; Affiliated Faculty, Yale Institute for Global Health

      Hani Mowafi, MD, MPH is an Associate Professor, Chief of the Section of Global Health in the Department of Emergency Medicine and he serves as the Director of the Yale-London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Fellowship in Global Health and International Emergency Medicine. Dr. Mowafi's work focuses on developing the science and practice of emergency care with emphasis on low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) where the burden of emergency conditions is highest and where there is a large unmet need for emergency care. Internationally known for his work on emergency and trauma care in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), Dr. Mowafi has extensive experience conducting training, research, and program development in the Middle East and Africa. He has served as an expert consultant for the United Nations High Commissioner on Refugees, the World Bank and the World Health Organization where he is currently an Emergency Care Consultant for the WHO's Global Emergency and Trauma Care Initiative. He is the Co-Director of the NIH-funded Middle East and North Africa Program for Advanced Injury Research (MENA PAIR) - a partnership between Yale University and the American University of Beirut. Dr. Mowafi has served on scientific review panels for both global injury and humanitarian research including the National Institutes of Health Research (UK), and Research for Health in Humanitarian Crises (UK). He serves as the Associate Editor for Trauma for BMC Emergency Medicine.Dr. Mowafi's research interests are assessing the health burden and impacts of trauma and injury in LMICs; health and human security in humanitarian emergencies; and developing metrics for global emergency care. Dr. Mowafi has a long track record mentoring junior investigators and practitioners in global health careers including trainees in the United States, East Africa and the Middle East.Dr. Mowafi has been recognized for his leadership and serves on the International Committee of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), previously as the Chair of the ACEP International Section, and Chair of the of the Global Emergency Medicine Fellowship Consortium. In 2017 he was awarded the Humanitarian Service Award from the Global Emergency Medicine Academy of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine in recognition of his work studying and mitigating the impacts of humanitarian crises around the world.
    • Co-Director, GEOHealth-MENA

      Professor of Public Health and Occupational and Environmental Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Beirut; Co-editor of the landmark book on “Public Health in the Arab World” (Cambridge University Press, 2012) ; Co-chair of the Lancet-AUB Commission on Syria

      Nuwayhid is a Professor of the Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) at the American University of Beirut (AUB), Lebanon. He received his MD from AUB and his MPH and DrPH in Occupational Health from The Johns Hopkins University. He is American Board Certified in Occupational Medicine. He is a member of the editorial board of “International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health” and an elected fellow to the Collegium Ramazzini (since 2004). He was inducted into the Johns Hopkins University Society of Scholars in 2012. He is a co-editor of the landmark book on “Public Health in the Arab World” published by Cambridge University Press in March 2012. He is the Co-Director of the NIH-funded Global Environmental and Occupational Health Research and Training Hub for the Middle East and North Africa (GEOHealth-MENA program), a collaboration between the American University of Beirut, Yale University, and the University of Iowa. Nuwayhid is a strong believer in interdisciplinary and community-based research and has successfully bridged his three areas of specialization in medicine, general public health, and environmental and occupational health. His research interests include ecosystem approach to human health (Ecohealth), environmental determinants of health, and occupational health with a focus on working children.
  • Lebanon

    • American University of Beirut

      Assistant Professor at the Department of Internal Medicine and the Clinical Research Institute at the Faculty of Medicine at the American University of Beirut. Areas of expertise: Epidemiology, longitudinal studies, neuro-epidemiology, mental health epidemiology, neuro-cognitive outcomes, aging.
    • American University of Beirut

      Research Assistant, Department of Environmental Health (EH), American University of Beirut (AUB)
    • American University of Beirut

      Professor of Environmental and Occupational health, and chair of the Department of Environmental Health at the Faculty of Health Sciences of the American University of Beirut (AUB). Habib holds a Master of Public Health, a Master of Occupational Health and Safety, and a Ph.D in Public Health and Community Medicine from the University of New South Wales. She has led research on environmental and work-related exposures and the health of displaced, refugee, and migrant populations. She served as chair/co-chair of the Technical Committee on Gender and Work in the International Ergonomics Association for 9 years between 2009 and 2018. Habib was awarded the Occupational Health and Safety Section’s International Award of the American Public Health Association in November 2017; and was elected a fellow of the renowned Collegium Ramazzini in 2017. Dr. Habib's research activities and contributions have focused on the following research themes: (1) Work-related exposures and human health; (2) Ecosystem approaches to human health in poor rural communities; and (3) Health of displaced, refugee and migrant populations. Her research - doubly focused on marginalized workers and unrecognized labor - aims to highlight the intersections of work, gender, environment, and health in Lebanon and the Arab region, often pushing beyond the boundaries of orthodoxy within her field.
    • American University of Beirut

      Weed Science Professor and Director of the Advanced Research Enabling Communities (AREC), at the Faculty of Agriculture & Food Sciences FAFS, American University of Beirut (AUB). Areas of expertise: Weed Ecology and Physiology, Sustainable Weed Management, Herbicide Physiology and Chemistry, 40 years of experience in Agriculture and Rural Development, Management of working teams, Integrated Weed Management, Sustainable Management of Parasitic Weeds, Light-Signal Transduction in Parasitic Weeds, Organic Weed Management, cover crops, Soil Solarization and Bio-fumigation. Solid work experience and management of educational and research institutions.
    • Professor of Plant Pathology, American University of Beirut

      Areas of expertise: Integrated Pest Management, Integrated Crop Management, Sustainable Agricultural Development, Plant Pathology, Transgenic Plants and Gene Silencing, Host-Pathogen Interaction, Induced Resistance, and Virology
    • American University of Beirut

      Assistant Professor in Public Health Practice and Acting Director at the Center for Research on Population and Health at the American University of Beirut (AUB). Areas of expertise: Methods: quantitative methods, statistics, epidemiology, systematic reviews, reporting guidelines, clinical trial methodology Thematics: refugee health, maternal health, older adults, obstetric epidemiology
    • American University of Beirut

      Professor of Clinical Specialty at the department of Family Medicine, American University of Beirut Medical Center (AUBMC). Areas of expertise: Occupational Health, Epidemiology, infectious diseases
    • American University of Beirut

      Assistant Professor Adjunct

      Associate Professor of Medicine; Director Employee Health at the American University of Beirut Areas of expertise: Occupational Groups; Occupational Medicine; Personnel, Hospital; Veterans; Occupational Exposure; Low Back Pain; Environmental Medicine
  • USA

    • Associate Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases); Track Director, Critical Topics, Executive MPH; Program Co-Director, Global Health Ethics Program, Yale Institute for Global Health

      Areas of expertise: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome; Epidemiology; Ethics; HIV; Human Rights; Public Health; Violence; Global Health; Infectious Disease Medicine
    • University of Iowa

      Associate Dean for Research, Professor and Endowed Chair in Rural Safety and Health at the department of Occupational and Environmental Health, University of Iowa Areas of expertise: Agriculture and Rural Health, Agricultural Medicine, Workplace mental health, workplace hazards, Neurotoxic effects and neurological disorders
    • University of Washington

      Associate Professor of Environmental and Occupational health at the University of Washington. Areas of expertise: Clean Air, Safe Workplaces, Sustainable Communities, Agricultural health and safety, Climate Change, Environmental Health, Heat, Occupational Health, Occupational Medicine, Pollution, Wildfires.
  • NIH Scientific Advisor

    • NIEHS

      Program Director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and EPA Children's Environmental Health Centers Areas of expertise: Pediatric environmental epidemiology, Neuroepidemiology. Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research Centers, Senior Advisor for NIEHS Certificates of Confidentiality
  • External Advisory Committee

    • Lebanon

      Former minister and a current member of the Lebanese Parliament; Founder and Director, Medical Analysis and Pathology (M.A.P.) laboratory
    • Lebanon

      Professor at the Lebanese University; founder and director of INSPECT-LB (Institute of Public Health, Clinical Epidemiology, and Toxicology-Lebanon)