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Sawsan Abdulrahim

Associate Professor and Chair of public health at the Department of Health Promotion and Community Health and the WHO Collaborating Center for Health Promotion and the Behavioral Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Beirut, Lebanon

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Sawsan Abdulrahim is an Associate Professor and Chair of public health at the Department of Health Promotion and Community Health and the WHO Collaborating Center for Health Promotion and the Behavioral Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Beirut, Lebanon. She holds a PhD in Health Behavior and Health Education from the University of Michigan, School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, USA and an MPH in Epidemiology from the San Diego State University, Graduate School of Public Health, USA. Her research interests focus on social inequalities, gender, aging and health; the health of refugees and low wage migrant workers, subjective evaluations of health and measurement of socioeconomic position in health research. She has worked as a consultant for the Oman Ministry of Health, Health Care Society, Lebanon and Welfare Association, UK.

Publications

Abdulrahim S., James SA., Yamout R., Baker W. (2012) Discrimination and psychological distress: Does whiteness matter for Arab Americans? . Social Science and Medicine, 75(12), 2116-2123.

Abdulrahim S. & El Asmar K. (2012) Is Self-Rated Health a Valid Measure to Use in Social Inequities and Health Research? Evidence from the PAPFAM Women’s Data in Six Arab Countries. International Journal for Equity in Health, 11, 53.