Asmae Khattabi

Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health (National School of Public Health of Morocco)

Asmae Khattabi, PhD, is a professor of epidemiology and public health at the National School of Public Health of Morocco since January 2012. She served as Deputy Director (PI) in charge of research, cooperation and continuing education from 2014 to 2018 and as Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP) Coordinator from 2012 to 2018. She implemented and coordinated with the Directorate of Epidemiology and Disease Control, the first cohort of FETP-Frontline from 2018 to 2019 and the Rapid Response Teams training since 2015 in order to build a framework that will provide effective and equitable prevention, detection and response to public health events.

She participated in the World Health Organization Joint External Evaluation (WHO JEE) as an external evaluator for the International Health Regulations (IHR) capacities of Egypt (2018). She also served as WHO Temporary Advisor to develop a protocol for the monitoring and evaluation of sentinel-based influenza surveillance systems for the countries of the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region. She has been a member of the TEPHINET Accreditation Working Group (AWG) representing the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMPHNET) since August 2017. Her role is to provide technical support for TEPHINET’s FETP accreditation process.

Her research covers the application of epidemiological methods for better understanding of health determinants and risk factors and to evaluate epidemiological surveillance systems and screening strategies. Her scientific productivity can be described through 30 publications in peer-reviewed journals, 20 publications in national journals, 57 conference papers published in indexed journals, and contributions to the editorial board of two national journals (view her profile on ResearchGate). She has been a member of the organizing and scientific committees of several national and international scientific events.