MENASP Network Database

Social Policy Database

Database of Middle East North Africa Social Policy Expertise

Name
Dr. Salwa Massad
Qualifications
Doctorate, University of Wisconsin- Madison
Current or most recent Employer

Research mager

World Health Organization
Time in Post - 5

Organisation Type: Intergovernmental organisation

Regional Expertise

State of Palestine,

Disciplinary or professional background

Evaluation research, Health/Medicine, Policy/political advocacy (including human rights)

Contact Info

salwamassad@gmail.com

970598000000

St Andrew Housing Hay Al Razy Ramallah
Social Media

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Salwa_Massad (Other)

Public Profiles

https://www.linkedin.com/in/salwa-massad-phd-54793022/

Current Areas of Policy Interest

Poverty or deprivation reduction ( 8 years )

Poverty or deprivation measurement ( 8 years )

Family policy

Health policy ( 8 years )

Social work

Engagement

Academic publications
S. Massad, M. Shaheen, R. Karam R. Brown, P. Glick, S. Linnemayr, U. Khammash. Perceptions of substance use among Palestinian youth in the West Bank, Palestine: A qualitative investigation. BMC Public Health 2016;16(1):1-9. https://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12889-016-3472-4 S. Massad, U. Khammash. Mental Health And Wellbeing Through Schools In Situations Of Political Conflict And Adversity The Palestinian case. Chapter Four. In: Mental Health and Wellbeing through Schools: The Way Forward. Routledge, 2016 Apr 14.. S. Massad, RJ. Deckelbaum, M. Gebre-Medhin, S., Holleran, O. Dary, M. Obeidi, P. Bordelois, U. Khammash, Double burden of under-nutrition and obesity in Palestinian schoolchildren: a cross-sectiol study. Food and Nutrition Bulletin 2016. DOI:10.1177/0379572116637720 S. Massad, R. Karam R. Brown, P. Glick, M. Shaheen, S. Linnemayr, U. Khammash. Perceptions of sexual risk behaviors and substance use among Palestinian youth in the West Bank: A qualitative investigation. BMC Public Health 2014, 14:1213. S. Massad, R. Karam, R Brown, P. Click, M. Shaheen, S. Linnemayr, U. Khammash. “Perceptions of drug use and sexual behaviors of adolescents in the West Bank, occupied Palestinian territory: a qualitative study”. The Lancet 2013. http://www.thelancet.com/jourls/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(13)62596-9/fulltext#article_upsell S. Massad, RJ. Deckelbaum, U. Khammash, M. Obeidi, S. Holleran, O. Dary, M. Gebre-Medhin. “Evidence of double-burden in Palestinian school children: a cross-sectiol study of malnutrition and obesity- Abstract”. The Lancet 2012. http://download.thelancet.com/flatcontentassets/pdfs/palestine2012/palestine2012-3.pdf S. Massad, F. J. Nieto, M. Palta, M. Smith, R. Clark, A Thabet. “Nutrition of Palestinian Preschoolers: Resilience and Vulnerability.” BMC public Health 2012, 12:27. http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/12/27/abstract S. Massad, F. J. Nieto, M. Palta, M. Smith, R. Clark, A.Thabet. Health-related Quality of Life of Palestinian Preschoolers. BMC Public Health 2011,11:253. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3094247/ S. Massad, F. J. Nieto, M. Palta, M. Smith, R. Clark. Mental Health of Children in Palestinian Kindergartens: Resilience and Vulnerability. Child and Adolescent Mental Health. 2009. 14(2: 89-96 . http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1475-3588.2009.00528.x/abstract I.Al-Khatib, A.Ju’ba, N. Kamal, N. Hamed, N. Hmeidan, S. Massad. Impact of housing conditions on the health of the people at al-Ama'ri refugee camp in the West Bank of Palestine. Int J Environ Health Res. 2003 Dec;13(4):315-26. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14594698

Academic conferences
K. AbuSaman, S. Massad, A. Abu Ibaid, H. An, M. Daher, R. Salman. Factors Associated with Depression among Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Gaza: a cross sectiol study, Poster for “Lancet Palestine Health Alliance Conference on the Health of Palestinians Inside and Outside the Occupied Palestinian Territory”, March 13, 2017, Ramallah, Palestine S. Massad, H Dalloul, D Qatto. Malnutrition and parasitic infections among children and mothers in Jordan valley. Oral presentation for “ MediPiet Annual Scientific conference”. Dec 6-8, 2016, Morocco. S. Massad, I. Rayyan, R. Salman, T. Hijaz, A. Ramlawi. Effect of screening mammography on women’s morbidity from breast cancer in Palestine: A retrospective cohort study. Poster for “Fourth Lancet Palestine Health Alliance Conference on the Health of Palestinians Inside and Outside the Occupied Palestinian Territory”. March 17, 2014. Jordan. S. Massad. Burden of NCDs and related research priorities. Oral presentation for Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health consultative workshop “Confronting NCDs in the Middle East and Turkey: research and training priorities”. Jan 20, 2014. Jordan S. Massad. Evidence of double-burden in Palestinian school children: a cross-sectiol study of malnutrition and obesity. Oral presentation for Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health consultative workshop “Confronting NCDs in the Middle East and turkey: research and training priorities”. Jan 19, 2014. Jordan S. Massad, R. Karam, R. Brown, M. Shaheen, P. Click, S. Linnemayr, U. Khammash. Perceptions of drug use and sexual behaviors among adolescents in the West Bank: A qualitative investigation. Oral presentation for “Third Lancet Palestine Health Alliance Conference on the Health of Palestinians Inside and Outside the Occupied Palestinian Territory”. March 18, 2013. Egypt. S. Massad, P. Click, G. Wagner , R. Karam, R. Brown, L. Sebastian, M. Shaheen, U. Khammash. Alcohol Use among the Palestinian Youth. Oral presentation for the “Fifth conference on nutrition: Nutrition and NCDs: A Palestinian Agenda”. September 2012. Ramallah S. Massad, M. Khalili, W. Karmally, U. Khammash. Metabolic syndrome among Refugee women from West Bank: prevalence, patterns and correlates. Oral presentation for the “Fifth conference on nutrition: Nutrition and NCDs: A Palestinian Agenda”. September 2012. Ramallah P. Click, S. Massad, G. Wagner , R Karam, R. Brown, M. Shaheen, U. Khammash. Risk taking behaviors among the Palestinian youth. Oral presentation for the “ME AIDS workshop”. July 21st, 2012. Washington DC. S. Massad, S. Holleran, R. J. Deckelbaum, M. Gebre-Medhin, O. Dary, M. Obeidi, P. Bordelois, U. Khammash. Evidence of double-burden in Palestinian school children: a cross-sectiol study of malnutrition and obesity. Oral Presentation for the “Second Lancet Palestine Health Alliance Conference on the Health of Palestinians Inside and Outside the Occupied Palestinian Territory”. March 2012. Beirut. S. Massad. Bioethics: The heart of Health Care. Oral Presentation for the The 4th tiol Palestinian Thalassemia Conference “"Together for No New Thalassemia Cases in 2013". February 2012. Ramallah S. Massad, R.J. Deckelbaum, U. Khammash, M. Obeidi, Holleran S. Nutrition of Palestinian School Children: A Double Burden Situation. Oral Presentation for the Intertiol Conference of ” Nutrition Today for Tomorrow: A Focus on Palestinian Students” . October 2010, Ramallah. S. Massad, Women's Health Surveillance Report: Towards a Multi-Dimensiol Look at the Health of Palestinian Women. Oral Presentation for the Intertiol Conference of” Palestinian Statistics: Reality and Vision”. June 2009, Ramallah. S. Massad Nutrition of Palestinian Preschoolers: Resilience and Vulnerability. Oral Presentation for the Intertiol Conference of ” The Double Burden of Nutrition Problems in Palestine: Challenges and Way Forward” . October 2008, Jericho. S. Massad Health-Related Quality Of Life Of Palestinian Preschoolers. Oral Presentation for the Society of Epidemiologic Research. June 2008, Chicago. S. Massad, F. J. Nieto, M. Palta, M. Smith, R. Clark, M. Guillot. “Nutrition of Palestinian Preschoolers: Resilience and Vulnerability.” Poster presentation at the Society of Epidemiologic Research Meeting, June 24-27, 2008, Chicago. S. Massad, F. J. Nieto, M. Palta, M. Smith, R. Clark, M. Guillot. “Nutrition, Mental Health, and Health-Related Quality Of Life of Palestinian Preschoolers: Resilience and Vulnerability”. Oral presentation, Global Health Semir Series, April 2006, Madison/WI.

Social Media

Consultancy Reports
S. Massad. Fertility. Chapter three in “Palestinian Family Health Survey 2010- Fil Report. Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, Ramallah, 2013. S. Massad. Reproductive Preferences. Chapter five in “Palestinian Family Health Survey 2010- Fil Report. Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, Ramallah, 2013. S. Massad. Overview of the Civil Society in Palestine on Child Protection. Save the Children Sweden, August 2011 S. Massad. Evaluation of the “Post –Trauma Rehabilitation of Palestinian child-Ex Detainees in the West Bank” Project, Save the Children Sweden, June 2011 S. Massad. Reviewing and Assessing tiol Indicators of Children’s and Women’s Rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, December 2010 S. Massad. The Well-Being of Children in Palestine - A Rights Based Approach: Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, September 2010 S. Massad. The MDG – ICPD Palestine Reporting In Preparation for ICPD@15, March 2009 S. Massad. Women's Health Surveillance Report: Towards a Multi-Dimensiol Look at the Health of Palestinian Women, Palestinian women’s research and documentation Center, May 2009