Yehia Abed


Associate Professor of Epidemiology


Faculty of Public Health, Al Quds University, Building 101, Tel El Hawa - Gaza - Palestine


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Telephone numbers





08-2884411 or 08-2476333


+970-08-2884411 or +970-08-2476333





Associate Professor of Epidemiology

Dr. Yehia Abed is a public health physician Educated at Johns Hopkins University - USA, joined Al Quds University - Faculty of public health 1997

Research interests

  • Research and programs addressing children's public health issues in Gaza, including immunization,
  • growth and nutrition
  • Health Service Research
  • Review of the Palestinian Health care system

Teaching activities

Office hours: Saturday 8:00 - 12:00 ,

Lectures / Classes

  • Fundamental of Epidemiology Current students click here for course information
  • Epidemiology of communicable and non communicable diseases
  • Current students click here for more information
  • Biostatistics and SPSS Current students click here for more information
  • Advanced Statistics and Epidemiology Current students click here for more information
  • Population health & Demography Current students click here for course information

Selected publications

Recent Reprts

  • Yehia Abed (2007): Health Sector Review, A summary report requested by the steering committee formed of: MOH, WHO, EU, World Bank, DFID and Italian Cooperation
  • Organized Uncertainty: Designing a World of Risk Management
  • (Oxford University Press, 2007). more details.

Recent articles

  • GAZA STRIP,. Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, accepted on 13 September 2009 (09/279 )
  • Abdallah H Abudayya, Hein Stigum, Zumin Shi, Yehia Abed and Gerd Holmboe-Ottesen (2009) Sociodemographic correlates of food habits among school adolescents (12-15 year) in north Gaza Strip, BMC Public Health 2009, 9:185
  • Kh. Abu Hamad, Y. Abed, B. Abu Hamad (2007): Risk factors associated with preterm birth in the Gaza Strip: Hospital based case control study. Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal 13 (5): 1132 - 1141
  • Abdallah Abudayya, Magne Thoresen, Yehia Abed, Gerd Holmboe-Ottesen (2007) Overweight, stunting, and anemia are public health problems among low socioeconomic groups in school adolescents (12-15 years) in the North Gaza Strip. Nutrition Research 27:762-771
  • Basil Kanoa, Erian George, Yehia Abed, Adnan Al-Hindi (2006): Evaluation of the relationship between intestinal parasitic infection and health education among school children in Gaza city, beit-lahia village and jabalia refugee camp, Gaza strip, Palestine. The Islamic University Journal (Series of Natural Studies and Engineering) 14(2):39-49,