Ayman G. Zohry, PhD.
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Population Health


a. Courses taught at AUB:  


EPHD 227     Population and Development

This course is designed to explore population and development interrelationships in developing countries with a special focus on issues in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Topics include interrelations among demographic, social, cultural, and economic factors; population and development planning; and long-term consequences of population growth. By the end of the course, students will be able to incorporate population variables into their own research, projects, and their future career.


EPHD 332     Population and Health Policies

Population and Health Policy, a three-credit course, is designed to explore the links between population/health issues and development planning, with a focus on population programs being implemented in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries. Topics include definition and evolution of population policies; current debates on population and health issues; the differences between population policies and programs; policies related to mortality and morbidity, reproductive health and family planning policies; human rights and population; gender and population policy; policy formulation and implementation in selected countries in the region.


EPHD 333A     Special Topics in Population Health: Migration and Population Health

The course focuses on "Migration and Population Health". Migration of humans has been the pathway for disseminating infectious diseases throughout recorded history and will continue to shape the emergence, frequency, and spread of infections in geographic areas and populations. The purpose of this course is to understand the relationship between migration and public health. We will examine how migration has been linked to disease in the past, and how it affects the public health of current populations. The course is divided into two parts; the first part covers general migration issues, trends, typologies, and theories. The second part covers specific topics related to migration and health.


EPHD 333B     Special Topics in Population Health: Infant and Child Mortality

The course focuses on "Infant and Child Mortality". Levels of Infant and child mortality are linked to a number of maternal, environmental, demographic, and socioeconomic factors. The purpose of this course is to understand the relationship between these factors and infant and child mortality.


EPHD 340 Seminar (Epidemiology and Population Health)

Provides opportunity to review and critique literature in Epidemiology or Population Health from a methodological and conceptual basis and to learn about faculty research.



b. Academic Supervision at AUB:

  1. Matilda Saliba 2003/04: Menopause Among Lebanese Women (Master of Science in Population Health).

  2. Ziad Ghosn 2003/04: Fertility and Sex Preference in Yemen (Master of Science in Population Health).


c. Service on Academic Committees at AUB:

  • Integrity Promotion Committee (2003/04), Faculty of Health Sciences.



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