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Sandra Arbid Dawhat Choueifat, Dar Al-Baida Strt, Kamel Al-Mohtar Bldg. 444, 4th floor Mobile: 00961 71 252 242 E-mail: [email protected] Place & Date of Birth: Beirut, September 30th 1984 Education  The American University of Beirut (AUB), Beirut, Lebanon 2009 - present - Masters in Public Health/ Emphasis in Health Promotion and Community Health  The University of Sunderland, Sunderland, UK 2008 - 2009 - Post-Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE)  The American University of Beirut (AUB), Beirut, Lebanon 2002 - 2005 - Bachelor of Science in Biology - Minor in Public Health  The International School of Choueifat (Charles Saad) 1992-2002 English Baccalaureate degree -Life Sciences section Academic Achievements  Certified in Public Health – A certification from the National Board of Public Health Examiners, USA – August 2010  Granted 75% Graduate Assistantship in Spring 2010, and Fall 2010-11 upon merit  Placed on the Dean’s Honor List in Spring 2005 Academic Experience  Quantitative study: The effect of Lebanese parents’ socioeconomic status, religiosity, knowledge, attitudes and behaviors on the communication quality with their adolescents on sexual topics September, 2010-March 2011  Community mapping of Borj El-Barajneh area February, 2010-May,2010  Process, Impact, and Outcome evaluations of KAFA’s interventions and services February 2010-May, 2010  Social marketing mass and social media campaign ما تغلط بحق حالك for Skoun Lebanese Addictions center February 2011-May, 2011 Work Experience Public Health Experience Skoun Lebanese Addictions Center February, 2011 – April, 2011  Situational assessment of the knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of managers and bartenders in on-sale alcohol venues in Hamra, Gemmayze  Designed a workshop on the responsible service of alcohol for managers and bartenders  Delivered drug use prevention sessions as part of the WHO’s e-learning of HIV/AIDS project in public schools UNICEF – Consultant basis February 2011  Developed a national HIV/AIDS PMTCT guidelines poster targeted at physicians as part of a UNICEF project  Developed health messages for a brochure on PMTCT targeted at pregnant HIV-positive or HIV-negative women as part of a UNICEF project Toufoula – Consultant basis February 2011  Assisted in developing the intervention proposal submitted  Designed the evaluation plan for Toufoula’s intervention Teaching Experience  Four year teaching experience: - 2008/2009: Ibn Khuldoon National School, Isa Town, Bahrain Mathematics & Science Teacher: Grade 4 - 2006/2008: The International School of Choueifat, Manama, Bahrain Science & Mathematics Teacher: Grades 1 - 8 - 2005/2006: National Protestant College, Kfarchima, Lebanon Science & Biology Teacher: Grades 4 – 7 Workshops Attended  The 22nd IHRA (International Harm Reduction Association) annual conference – April, 2011  VIIIth IEA (International Epidemiological Association) Eastern Mediterranean Regional Scientific Meeting – November, 2010 Skills  Conduct participatory rapid appraisals, community-based participatory research, and critique and evaluation of development projects  Conduct in-depth, semi-structured interviews and focus groups with participants  Perform thematic analysis on data generated from in-depth interviews and focus groups  Excellent teaching and interactive learning skills Other Skills  Good knowledge of SPSS  Good knowledge of Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.  Languages: Speak, read and write fluently in Arabic and English with fair French.  Internet literacy and fast typing. Personal Activities, Hobbies and Interests  Public relations, social activities, reading, music, swimming and dancing.  Member of the Health Sciences Student Society at AUB.  Advocacy for environmental issues and issues of gender and health equality. Referees Dr. Jihad Makhoul, Chairperson of the Health Promotion and Community Health at FHS, AUB, Beirut, Lebanon – Contact number: 00961 1 374374. Ext: 4669 Dr. Faysal El-Kak, Senior Lecturer at the Health Promotion and Community Health Department, FHS, AUB, Beirut, Lebanon – Contact number: 00961 1 374374. Ext: 4672 Ms. Chantal Chdid, Prevention Coordinator at Skoun Lebanese Addictions Center, Monot, Lebanon – Contact Number: 00961 1 202714/00961 3 333579