Research Affiliate

Melodie Daccache

Melodie is a Researcher in Public Health Nutrition at the American University of Beirut (AUB) and affiliate researcher in the Welfare Research Program at the ISDC. Her research focuses on the determinants of maternal and child health, food insecurity, and nutrition in developing contexts, especially in emergency settings.

She has worked as a Research Assistant in Health Promotion and Community Health at the AUB. She was also involved in a community-based project on the use of digital technology to improve the adoption of quality family planning services among vulnerable host communities and Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Jordan.

Melodie’s previous projects include:

(1) COVID-19 Contact Tracing Apps Data Management and Privacy Policy: A Systematic
Review and Content Analysis,

(2) Mobile Technology and Enhanced Counselling to Improve Family Planning among Syrian Refugees and Host communities in Lebanon and Jordan, and

(3) Role of Psychosocial Well-Being on Dietary and Drug Adherence among Cardiovascular Disease Inpatients: Evidence from Lebanon.

Melodie holds a BS in Nutrition and Dietetics and a Master’s Degree in Public Health Nutrition from the American University of Beirut (AUB). She also earned a diploma in Scholars in Health Research Program (SHARP) from AUB.