Qualitative Research Lecture Series
Topic: Social Norms and Attitudes Linked to Waterpipe Use in the Mediterranean Region
Lecture Description: Dr. Afifi discusses the socio-cultural dynamics associated with waterpipe use and points to the need for a context-specific strategy to address the health implications of this alternative tobacco product.
Speaker: Rema Afifi, PhD, MPH
About the Speaker: Rema Afifi is a professor in the College of Public Health at the University of Iowa. She engages in public health research and practice with intent to promote social, community, and policy environments conducive to wellbeing. Most of Rima’s research and practice has centered on adolescent and youth health and wellbeing; and on the Arab world. A secondary area of research emphasis has been tobacco control, specifically the global epidemic of hookah use. Using the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control as a guidance document, her research has explored determinants of use, as well as policy solutions to minimize the morbidity and mortality burden of this alternative tobacco product.
Wednesday, November 15 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, C44-A GH
200 Hawkins Drive, Iowa City, IA 52246