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Hala Ghattas

Hala Ghattas is a Research Affiliate at ISDC and Associate Research Professor & Director of the Center for Research on Population and Health at the American University of Beirut’s Faculty of Health Sciences. Her research has focused on the social and structural determinants of maternal and child health and nutrition in low-resource settings and marginalized populations. This includes mixed-methods studies of food insecurity experience, barriers to appropriate infant feeding, and barriers to antenatal care access, as well as survey research on food security, nutrition and health status of refugees. Her work responds to the challenges identified by designing, implementing and evaluating interventions to address these, particularly in protracted humanitarian settings. Ghattas holds a Master’s in Public Health Nutrition from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and a PhD from St George’s, University of London.



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