Dr Loulou Kobeissi works as a scientist at the World Health Organization, in the Department of Reproductive Health and Research (2017-till now). She leads the work on SRHR research in humanitarian settings. Previously, she worked as a technical officer at the WHO-Regional office of the Eastern Mediterranean, Division of Non Communicable Disease and Mental Health (2015-2017). She is, also, an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA)- Fielding’s School of Public Health, Community Health Sciences Department (2010-till now).
Prior to joining WHO, she worked as an Epidemiologist at the Los Angeles County- Department of Public Health- Division of HIV and STIs prevention (2013-2015); an Assistant Professor at Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health and the School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies (2012-2014); and an Assistant Research Professor at the American University of Beirut- Faculty of Health Sciences (2006-2012).
Dr Kobeissi has a Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) in Epidemiology from the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health (UMSPH) (2006), a Masters of Public Health (MPH) in Epidemiology and Biostatistics (2001) and Bachelor of Science (BS) in Environmental Health (1998) from the American University of Beirut- Faculty of Health Sciences.
She has extensive global public health experience (particularly in the fields of: sexual and reproductive health, HIV/AIDs and stigma, conflict and health, and non-communicable diseases). Her specific research areas of strength include the conduct of community-based participatory research (among refugee and displaced populations). She also holds strong expertise in case-control and randomized trial design and analysis.
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