Name : Elham Kateeb
Address: Al-Quds University, Jerusalem
2008- 2012 PhD in Oral Science program with a major in Dental Public Health, University of Iowa, USA
2003- 2005: Master Program in Public Health Practice, University of Massachusetts, UMASS, Amherst, USA
1992-1997: Bachelor’s in dental surgery, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan
April 2013: American Public Health Dentistry Specialty Certification
June 1999: The American National Board Dental Examinations Certificate (NBD)
September 2019-Now: Associate Professor of Dental Public Health at the Faculty of Dental Medicine at Al-Quds University
August 2017-Now: Dean of Scientific Research at Al-Quds University
December 2013-Now: Head of Oral Health Research and Promotion Unit at Al-Quds University
May 2022-Now: Adjunct Professor at the Department of Global Oral Health, Temple University
September 2012-Now: Adjunct lecturer at the University of Iowa, College of Dentistry
September 2012-Now: Research Associate at the Public Policy Center, University of Iowa
September 2012-September 2015: Adjunct faculty at The Ohio State University, College of Dentistry
January 2010-December 2013: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Iowa, College of Dentistry, Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry.
September 2021-2024: Chair of the International Dental Federation (FDI) Public Health Committee
September 2021-Now: Lead person on FDI project on developing educational materials for non-dental healthcare workers in underserved areas
April 2021-Now: Task Team Member at the International Dental Federation FDI World Oral Health Day
October 2020-Now: Advisory Board Member of Visto International for Human Rights and Development.
July 2020-Now: Committee Member at the Academic Network for Development Dialogue (ANDD) supervised by the ESCWA
March 2020-Now: Representative of Al-Quds University at the Global Scientific Dental Alliance –GSDA
September 2019-Now: Task Team Member at the International Dental Federation FDI Tobacco Cessation Project
September 2018-Now: Lead Person in the Refugee Oral Health Project task team, International Dental Federation FDI
September 2017-2021: Elected member at the International Dental Federation (FDI) Public Health Standing Committee
Summary of National Boards Service:
December 2021-Now: Board Member at the National Scientific Research Council
December 2021-Now: Board Member at the National Oral Health Promotion Committee
September 2021-Now: Board Member at the council of Higher Education and Scientific Research
February 2020-Now: Co-chair for Organization of Women in Science in Developing Countries (OWSD)/ Palestine Chapter
September 2019-Now: Board Member at the Palestinian Medical Council
September 2013-Now: Health Service Researcher at College of Dentistry, Al-Quds University
March 2015-September 2018: Working on a project with Surrey University on collecting data from Dental clinics patients about the relationship between adiposity indicators, diet intake and chronic periodontitis among Paljudgingnian adults. The PI on this project is Dr. Areej Zahran, University of Surrey.
December 2015-2016: Collaborating with IT department at Al-Quds University in “Promoting Oral Health among Palestinian Children Using Serious Games”.
July-August 2014: Zamalah Program Visiting scholar at University of Iowa to conduct research using marketing research tools and health behavioral theories and apply then in health service research.
03/2013-09/2013: Principal investigator on a community wide intervention to reduce the non-traumatic dental visits to the emergency room in Columbus hospitals.
09/1/2012-Now: Research associate at the public Policy Center-University of Iowa working on different assessments of access to dental care among marginalized populations.
01/2010-12/2012: Post- doctoral research fellow at the College of Dentistry, University of Iowa
08/2009-08/2010: Research assistant in Iowa Fluoride Study, College of Dentistry University of Iowa. Responsibilities: Assisting with dental exams, tooth impressions and collection of saliva and plaque samples.
2009-2012: Working on a dissertation project for the PhD on using the conjoint metric analysis to analyze treatment decisions among dentists.
2004- 2008: Research assistant at Al-Quds University, College of Dentistry. Working on fluoride level assessment in West bank areas and its relationship with DMFT values and on a research project that measures the willingness of Palestinian Dentists to treat HIV Patients.
Member in American Association of Public Health Dentistry (AAPHD)
Member in American Association of Dental education (ADEA)
Member of the Jordanian Dental Association
Member of the Jerusalem Dental Association
Licensed to practice dentistry in the United Arab Emirates, Jordan and Palestine
Resident license in Iowa State 2009-2011