Jinan Usta

Jinan Usta MD, MPH, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon

Dr. Jinan Usta, MD, MPH is a graduate of the American University of Beirut (AUB) and currently Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at the American University of Beirut Medical Center, Family Medicine Department. She is the President of the Lebanese Society of Family Medicine. She worked as consultant for several UN, INGOs and local NGOs in the field of primary care, reproductive health and domestic violence against women, children and elders within national as well as vulnerable refugee populations. Her main interest is to improve the health care response to domestic violence. She has published several papers in this field in peer-reviewed journals, and trained and developed several training manuals for healthcare workers and frontline staff. She also has an interest in studying the effect of war and conflicts on domestic violence and has published in this field in peer-reviewed journals as well as authoring a chapter in the book, Overcoming Domestic Violence: Creating a Dialogue Around Vulnerable Populations.