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Hala Ghattas, Ph.D.
|Department:||Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior
Arnold School of Public Health
|Office:||Discovery I, Room 549|
Research and Teaching Interests
Dr Ghattas' research centers on the links between inequity, food insecurity, nutritional status and health. Her work explores the social and structural determinants, and health consequences of both under and over-nutrition in the contexts of the global nutrition transition, and regional conflicts in the Middle East. She has developed novel tools to measure food environments and food insecurity experience in low and middle-income settings. Dr Ghattas has also led the nutrition and health components of multidimensional poverty surveys and vulnerability assessments, and designed and evaluated public health programs to address the overlapping burdens of food insecurity, malnutrition and chronic diseases particularly in refugee populations.