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Sima A. Hamadeh, Ph.d.


Department of Nutrition Sciences and Dietetics
Haigazian University
Lebanon

Biography

Dr. Sima Hamadeh is Assistant Professor in the Department of Nutrition Sciences and Dietetics. Her interests lie in such areas as dietary motivations and behaviors; the communities’ dietary practices; the evolution of diets through the content analysis of written documents (e.g., magazines); the epidemiology of obesity especially among youth; health promotion and education; health and communication policies; as well as innovative qualitative approaches (e.g., content analysis, publicity). She works closely with different national ministries and organizations, and international institutions in projects, seminars, research and community programs. Besides her academic experiences, she is a peer reviewer and has several publications in international refereed journals and a book related to: the evolution of nutrition, food choice motivations, and the epidemiology of obesity in children and adolescents. In recent years she has provided many oral communications on nutrition and health in national and international congresses. Dr. Hamadeh is also a former member of several executive international Scientific Committees and Associations.

Research Interest

Community and Public Health Nutrition; Health Promotion and Education; Food Choices and Motivations, Nutrition policies, Media coverage of Nutrition, Human Nutrition.

Publications

  • Hamadeh, S (2009).Women as gatekeepers of family food consumption.“Cornucopia”- Dietitians of Canada Newsletter; vol.3, Issue1.

  • Hamadeh, S. (2010).Author and speaker of: Socio-cultural determinants of food choice motivations in Quebec (1960-1990) at the “Dietitians of Canada national conference-Montreal 2010”. (Published in the Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research.Online Version Fall 2010).

  • Hamadeh, S. &Marquis, M (2013). Linked models and theories: a tool for scholar health policy implementation. Accepted by Journal of Public Health.

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