Lilian A. Ghandour

Associate Professor of Epidemiology, American University of Beirut

Lilian A. Ghandour is a tenured associate professor at the Department of Epidemiology and Population Health at the American University of Beirut. She holds a Ph.D. from the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University. Over the past two decades, Dr. Ghandour has been involved in the design and/or analyses of various national and international surveys on youth mental health and substance use epidemiology. Her research has informed national strategies, shaped policy dialogues, and guided local and international research agendas. Dr. Ghandour has secured numerous extramural research grants and received various awards for her research on youth mental health, which she conducts in an inclusive, multidisciplinary team-based collaborative approach. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Ghandour addressed via various academic and media platforms the issue of infodemics, raising awareness about major epidemiological pitfalls when reporting and interpreting COVID-19 data.