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Osama Tanous, MD

Visiting Scientist

Dr. Osama Tanous is a pediatrician and public health scholar based in Haifa, Israel. Osama is a 2020-2021 Hubert H. Humphrey fellow of public health and health policy at the Rollin School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta and a visiting research professor at UC Davis, Department of Public Health Sciences. He is a board member of Physicians for Human Rights – Israel and Btselem, The Israeli information center for human rights in the occupied territories. Osama’s writings and work focus on the intersection of settler colonialism, state structural violence, and health. He is examining how these factors shape the living conditions, behaviors, and thus the health of Palestinians. His works have been published in a variety of academic and non-academic journals, among them the Middle East Research and Information Project (MERIP), the Journal of Palestine Studies, Jadaliyya, Al Jazeera, Critical Times, as well as the annual meetings of the American Public Health Association (APHA) and the Middle East Studies Association (MESA).