American University of Beirut

Mariam Omar



Mariam Omar

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Research Associate at SAWI, Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa 
Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Public Health, University of Benghazi
Editorial Assistant at Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health

BIO

Mariam Omar is a Research Associate at SAWI, Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa and an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Public Health, University of Benghazi, Libya. She is also an Editorial Assistant at Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health. 

Mariam has expertise in providing public health programmatic support in humanitarian crises. She worked as a Sexual and Reproductive Health and Gender-Based Violence Program Specialist and the Head of UNFPA’s Country-Sub Office in East Libya. She has also worked as a Program Manager for Humanity and Inclusion. During the Libyan civil war and humanitarian crisis, as a war survivor herself, a civil society activist and a public health professional, Mariam ​has engaged with diverse stakeholders and led several national-level health intervention programs and awareness campaigns in the country.  

Mariam has authored more than 40 peer-reviewed academic research. Her research areas of interests are population health, public health nutrition, and clinical nutrition. She obtained her Bachelor of Public Health, majoring in Nutrition, from the Faculty of Public Health, University of Benghazi, Libya, from which she was awarded the postgraduate scholarship for the highest academic standing. She then obtained her master’s degree in clinical and public Health Nutrition from University College London, London, UK. 

She is currently a PhD Candidate (ABD) in Population Health at the Interdisciplinary School of Health Science, University of Ottawa and holds the Postgraduate Scholarship Award for Academic Outstanding from the Libyan Ministry of Higher Education. 



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