Haigazian University

Sima A. Hamadeh, Ph.D.

Dr. Sima Hamadeh
Associate Professor
Department of Nutrition Sciences and Dietetics
Coordinator of Nutrition Sciences & Dietetics program
Office: MEH 707
Tel. ext.: 392


Dr. Sima Hamadeh is Associate Professor in the Department of Nutrition Sciences and Dietetics. Her interests lie in such areas as dietary motivations and behaviors; the communities’ dietary practices; the evolution of diets through the content analysis of written documents (e.g., magazines); the epidemiology of obesity especially among youth; health promotion and education; health and communication policies; as well as innovative qualitative approaches (e.g., content analysis, publicity).
She works closely with different national ministries and organizations, and international institutions in projects, seminars, research and community programs. Besides her academic experiences, she is a peer reviewer and has several publications in international refereed journals and a book related to: the evolution of nutrition, food choice motivations, and the epidemiology of obesity in children and adolescents. In recent years she has provided many oral communications on nutrition and health in national and international congresses. Dr. Hamadeh is also a former member of several executive international Scientific Committees and Associations.
Her M.Sc. research article was awarded the “Emerald literati Network Awards for Excellence 2009 “ and her Ph.D. thesis was awarded the “Prix d’Excellence Scientifique Franco-Libanais 2015” for the outstanding research project from the Société des Membres de la Légion d’Honneur au Liban & the French Embassy in Lebanon.


Community and Public Health Nutrition; Health Promotion and Education; Food Choices and Motivations, Nutrition policies, Media coverage of Nutrition, Human Nutrition.


-Hamadeh, S (2017). Healthy lifestyles in the Arab world: between Nutrition Economics and Food Politics. Journal of Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism.
-Hamadeh, S (2017). Digital Food Marketing: What we know, what we should know? British Journal of marketing Studies; vol.5 (8). 
-Hamadeh, S (2017). Nutrition and Physical Activity Communication in the 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities. EC Nutrition; vol.11 (2). 
-Hamadeh, S. & Marquis, M (2017). Impact of Socioeconomic and Social Contexts on Youth Perceptions of School Nutrition Policy Development in Lebanon. Journal of Nutrition & Health Sciences; vol.4 (Issue1).
-Hamadeh, S & Elzein, H (2011). Authors of chapter 8: “Epidemiology of Obesity in Children and Adolescents. Prevalence and Aetiology: Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Countries”. Epidemiology of Obesity in Children and Adolescents (Book I of II) – Prevalence and Aetiology. Springer Book.
-Hamadeh, S. & Marquis, M (2008). Food Motivation: Content analysis of “Chatelaine” women’s magazine.  Nutrition and Food Science Journal; vol.38 (1). Awarded the “Emerald literati Network Awards for Excellence 2009”- as Highly Commended Award Winner.


Ph.D. Public Health Nutrition, University of Montreal – Canada
M.Sc. Community Nutrition, University of Montreal – Canada
B.Sc. Medical Laboratory, Saint Joseph University – Lebanon
B.Sc. Sociology, Lebanese University – Lebanon