Abdullatif Husseini
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Abdullatif Husseini


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Abdullatif Husseini, Ph.D., MPH, MS is currently an Associate Professor of Public Health and Director of the Master of Community and Public Health Program at the Birzeit University. He received his MS in life sciences from Indiana State University, his MPH from the University of Wales, and his Ph.D. in epidemiology and preventive medicine from the University of Oslo, Norway. Dr. Husseini research interests include epidemiology of non-communicable diseases and their risk factors and public health in emergencies. His publications in peer reviewed journals covered various topics, including diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular diseases, and obesity, among other important public health issues in the region. He led and participated in various research projects. Dr. Husseini taught different graduate and the undergraduate courses including: classical epidemiology, advanced epidemiology, research methods, and introduction to public health Dr. Husseini is a tenured associate professor at Birzeit University.

Epidemiology Global Health Public Health

Work details

Associate Professor and MPH Program Coordinator

Birzeit University
Institute of Community and Public Health
Prompted by the arrival of the Palestinian Authority and the gradual handing over of selected spheres from the Israeli military government to the Palestinian authority, ICPH completed a comprehensive needs assessment of primary health care services in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. The results were used to develop and offer a Master’s program in Community and Public Health (MPH). The main objectives of the program are: 1) To assist students in developing a foundation of concepts, methods and competencies necessary for rational and effective public health practice, and relevant to the needs and aspirations of the Palestinian community. 2) To equip students with the conceptual, analytical and technical skills required to identify health related problems, design interventions to address these problems, and monitor and evaluate the results of these interventions. 3) To enable students to approach health-related problems with an appreciation of the broad determinants of health, including the social, political, and economic determinants in addition to the biomedical ones. 4) To enable students to approach health conditions and services with the notion of inter-sectoral cooperation as an essential component of system-building, (two points added from the brochure).

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Qatar University
Department of Public Health
Dr. Husseini is the coordinator of the BSc Public Health Program at Qatar University. Abdullatif teaches classical epidemiology, advanced epidemiology, research methods, and introduction to public health among other courses. Abdullatif’s research interests include epidemiology of non-communicable diseases and their risk factors. He also conducts training courses for health professionals, and advocates for the application of research into teaching, policy and practice.

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