Karima Chaabna   Instructor in Population Health Sciences

Dr. Karima Chaabna is an epidemiologist who has served as Population Health and Communication Specialist at the Institute for Population Health (IPH), Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) since December 2016 and as Instructor in Healthcare Policy and Research since September 2019. She is responsible for developing, managing, and leading research and related projects on population health issues in MENA with a focus on Qatar. Dr. Chaabna supports IPH’s population health educational and community awareness programs in Qatar. She is an active participant in educational workshops for healthcare professionals, in mentoring WCM-Q’s students as well as junior research staff, and in teaching community medicine residents at Hamad Medical Corporation. Prior to joining IPH, she conducted postdoctoral training for two years at WMC-Q as a Postdoctoral Associate in Healthcare Policy and Research. Her research focused primarily on characterizing the epidemiology of hepatitis C virus infection in the MENA region. Dr. Chaabna has a Research Master's in Population and Health, specialization Biostatistics and a PhD in Epidemiology, both from Claude Bernard University Lyon 1, France. During her PhD, she was a Research Student at the International Agency for Research on Cancer (affiliated to the World Health Organization) in Lyon, France. Her PhD research focused on assessing geographical patterns and time trends of HIV/AIDS and AIDS-related cancer morbidities in North and Sub-Saharan Africa.


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  • Karima Chaabna

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