Abdullatif Husseini, Ph.D., MPH, MS is currently an Associate Professor of Public Health and director of the master of Community and Public Health Program at the Birzeit University. He received his MS in life sciences from Indiana State University, his MPH from the University of Wales, and his Ph.D. in epidemiology and preventive medicine from the University of Oslo, Norway. Dr. Husseini research interests include epidemiology of non-communicable diseases and their risk factors and public health in emergencies. His publications in peer reviewed journals covered various topics, including diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular diseases, and obesity, among other important public health issues in the region. He led and participated in research projects funded by the European Union, IDRC- Canada, SIDA-Sweden and others. Dr. Husseini taught various graduate and the undergraduate courses including: classical epidemiology, advanced epidemiology, research methods, and introduction to public health among other courses. Dr. Husseini is a tenured associate professor at Birzeit University.