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Haleama Al Sabbah

Haleama Al Sabbah

Associate Professor, Chair of Health Sciences Department
Zayed University
UAE

Biography

Associate Professor and Chair of Health Sciences Department at Zayed University in Dubai. I completed my Ph.D. in Public Health Nutrition (Ph.D. in Medical Sciences) in 2008 from the Faculty of Medicine, Gent University, Belgium. Awarded a doctoral scholarship from Belgian Technical Cooperation (BTC). My Ph.D. study was part of the National Study of the Palestinian Health Behaviors in School-aged Children (HBSC-2004). Fulbright Senior Visiting Scholar and did Post-Doctoral studies in Public Health and Nutrition at Jean Mayer Human Nutrition Center, Tufts University, Boston, the USA from 2011 to 2012. Served as the director of Public Health Department, Faculty of Medicine, An-Najah University, Palestine from 2009 to 2013. Published numerous number of articles in scientific journals and served as an editorial board member and reviewer for several peer-reviewed journals. Participated in many conferences, courses and research studies all over the world, including Europe, USA, Canada, West Africa, and some Arab countries.

Research Interest

My first degree in Public Health Nutrition from the Faculty of Medicine/ Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST) in 1990. I worked as a nutritionist in a number of hospitals in Amman, Jordan and then at Amman University. From 1995 to 1998, I worked at the Red Crescent Society Maternity Hospital in Ramallah. In 1997, awarded a scholarship for postgraduate masters-level study in Public Health at the Community Health Institute, Birzeit University, Palestine. In 1998, awarded the scholarship for a Master of Philosophy in International Community Health and Nutrition in the Faculty of Medicine at Oslo University, Norway. My Master’s thesis title was “Diabetes Self-Management in Rural Palestinian Community”.