Dr. Agha is an assistant professor of Public Health Nutrition in the Faculty of Public Health, Al-Quds University, Jerusalem. He joined the faculty in 2004.
He received his B.Sc. in Science: Major in Biology /Minor in Medical Technology from Al-Quds University in 1997, his master degree of Public Health from Al-Quds University in 2004 and his Ph.D. degree from the High Institute of Public Health-Alexandria University, Egypt in 2010.
He worked on developing the bachelor program of Public Health Nutrition in the faculty.
Dr. Agha was the chair of the department of Public Health Nutrition, chair of the Public Health Nutrition department council, member of the university academic council since the year 2011-2021.
His research interest mainly includes Micronutrients status and dietary habits among school children, sport nutrition, nutrition supplements and obesity.
Dr.Agha published several peer-reviewed papers in recognized international journals
1- – De Backer C, Teunissen L, Cuykx I, Decorte P, Pabian S, Gerritsen S, Matthys C, Al Sabbah H, Van Royen K and the Corona Cooking Survey Study Group (2021) An Evaluation of the COVID-19 Pandemic and Perceived Social Distancing Policies in Relation to Planning, Selecting, and Preparing Healthy Meals: An Observational Study in 38 Countries Worldwide. Front. Nutr. 7:621726.
2- Mehmet Eskin, Nazlı Baydar, Mayssah El-Nayal, Nargis Asad, Isa Multazam Noor, Mohsen Rezaeian, Ahmed M Abdel-Khalek, Fadia Al Buhairan, Hacer Harlak, Motasem Hamdan, Anwar Mechri, Ulker Isayeva, Yousef Khader, Aqeel Khan, Alaa Al Sayyari, Albaraa Khader, Bahareh Behzadi 6, Cennet Şafak Öztürk, Hazem Agha, Laifa Annisa Hendarmin, Murad Moosa Khan. Associations of religiosity, attitudes towards suicide and religious coping with suicidal ideation and suicide attempts in 11 muslim countries (2020). Social Science & Medicine 265(113390):1-11.
3- Akram Amro , Hadeel Tamimi , Haneen Dhaidel , Hazem Agha , Yaser Issa. The Effects of Electronic Waste Burning on Lead Concentration in Water and Blood in South West Hebron: Descriptive-Comparative Study. International Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health Vol. 3(2), pp. 036-044, October 2018.
4- Abdeen Z, Brunstein-Klomek A, Nakash O, Shibli N, Nagar M, Agha H, Hallaq S, Kanat-Maymon Y, Juerges H, Levav I, Qasrawi R. The Association between Political Violence and the Connection between Bullying and Suicidality among Palestinian Youth. Suicide Life Threat Behav. 2018 Feb; 48(1):95-104.
5- Susan J. Massad , Motasem Hamdan, Hazem Agha, Amira Amr. Sports Nutrition Supplement Use: Comparison between a USA and a Palestinian community. International Journal of Science Commerce and Humanities Volume No 5 No 2 June 2017
6- Ziad Abdeen,Tamar Bermanb, , Kifaya Azmia, Rania Abu Seir, Hazem Agha,Eliana Ein-Morc, ThomasGöend. Urinary organophosphate metabolite levels in Palestinian pregnant women: results of the Middle East Regional Cooperation Project. International Journal of Environmental Health Research .Volume 26, 2016 – Issue 3