Salwa George Massad received her PhD in Population Health Sciences from the University of Wisconsin-Madison/USA. She is an Adjunct Associate Research Scientist at the Institute of Human Nutrition, Columbia University/US, and works as a research manager at the Palestinian National Institute of Public Health/Palestine. She is a member in Palestine Health Policy Forum, Palestinian Population Forum Advisory Committee, Palestinian Higher Council for Youth and Sport Advisory Committee, and The Arab Coalition for Adolescent Medicine. Research interests: HIV research, substance use, non-communicable diseases, health services research, nutrition, mental health, quality of life, gender studies, vital statistics, and monitoring and evaluation.