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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, 2017 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, C44-A GH
200 Hawkins Drive, Iowa City, IA 52246

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Faculty/Staff, Graduate Students


College of Public Health, College of Medicine, Research, Institute for Clinical & Translational Science, College of Pharmacy, College of Nursing, College of Dentistry

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Kimberly Dukes

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