In recognition of her achievements and contributions in the field of occupational and environmental health, Dr. Rima Habib of the American University of Beirut (AUB) – Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS), Graduate Public Health Program, was recently inducted as a fellow of the Collegium Ramazzini. On October 26, 2019, during the Ramazzini Days at the Town Hall of Carpi, she was awarded the Ramazzini medal by Capri Mayor Alberto Bellilli and the president of the collegium Ramazzini Dr. Philip Landrigan.
Dr. Habib is a professor of environmental and occupational health in the AUB FHS. She holds a Master of Public Health, a Master of Occupational Health and Safety, and a PhD in Public Health and Community Medicine from the University of New South Wales. She currently serves as the chair of the Department of Environmental Health at the American University of Beirut.
Dr. Habib’s research activities and contributions have focused on the following research themes: (1) Work-related exposures and human health; (2) Ecosystem approaches to human health in poor rural communities; and (3) Health of displaced, refugee and migrant populations. Her research — doubly focused on marginalized workers and unrecognized labor — aims to highlight the intersections of work, gender, environment, and health in Lebanon and the Arab region, often pushing beyond the boundaries of orthodoxy within her field.Friday Letter Submission, Publish on November 15