Environmental health

Iman is a Professor of Public Health at the Faculty of Health Science (FHS) at the American University of Beirut, where he formerly served as dean for 12 years (2008-2020). He is American Board Certified in Occupational Medicine. Nouweihed applies a social and political lens of analysis in his research, which focuses on health of workers, including health of working children, environment and health, and conflict and health.

Iman Nouweihed

Team members

Najat is a Professor in Analytical Chemistry at the American University of Beirut and the Executive Director of Khaddit Beirut. Saliba developed innovative methods to characterize smoke in tobacco and non-tobacco nicotine delivery systems. She was voted among the top 100 most influential women by BBC in 2019 and is the recipient of the 2019 L’Oreal-UNESCO International Award for Women in Science.

Najat Saliba

Nathalie is a research associate in analytical and atmospheric chemistry at the American University of Beirut. She received her master’s degree from the Lebanese University, and her PhD from Aix Marseille University in France. She has worked on developing analytical methods to measure volatile organic compounds indoor. Dr. Hayeck focus in her research on understanding the chemical composition of atmospheric aerosols in polluted countries like Lebanon.

Nathalie Hayek

Rima is a Professor of environmental, occupational, and public health (MPH, MOHS, PhD). She is also the chair of the Department of Environmental Health at the Faculty of Health Sciences, at the American University of Beirut (AUB). She has led research on environmental and work-related exposures and the health of displaced refugee and migrant populations.

Rima Habib

Nada is an Assistant Professor in Infectious Diseases and Microbiology at the Faculty of Health Sciences in the American University of Beirut. She is the director of Division of Health Professions and Coordinator of the Medical Laboratory Sciences Program at AUB. Nada is also a member at the WHO Epidemiological Working Group on H1N1.

Nada Melhem

Lillian is an Associate Professor at the Department of Epidemiology and Population Health of the Faculty of Health Scien​ces (FHS) at the American University of Beirut. She has been involved in the design and analyses of various national and international surveys on youth. Her research focuses on youth mental health, particularly the epidemiology of harmful alcohol consumption, nonmedical use of prescription drugs, and problem gambling.

Lillian Ghandour