Message from the Director

The Al-Quds Nutrition and Health Research Institute (ANAHRI) serves to foster communication, coordination, and collaboration among a multi-disciplinary team of researchers around human nutrition, health and well-being. This is a truly multidisciplinary enterprise, spanning research groups in anthropology, biological and biomedical sciences, education, geography, medicine, psychology, social and community work and sociology. The Institute works in partnership with the University’s academic departments and research centers, many of whose members are among the Institute’s Fellows.

The Institute draws on diverse, multidisciplinary teams to find solutions, along a continuum of cell to population. It includes well-established strengths in research on the global obesity epidemic, modulate risks of cancer and diabetes through dietary means, assess and prevent micronutrient deficiencies and their health consequences across the life stages, and develop and advocate food and nutrition policies to improve population, primary care, public health, child development, medical anthropology, health geography, social work and medical humanities, mental health, the well-being of children and young people. We are committed to develop a nationwide environmental health tracking network, advancing the understanding of the relationship between health and the environment.

We invite you to browse our site, become familiar with the Institute and its activities, and invite your comments.

 Ziad abdeen, Ph.D., M.P.H.

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