Dr. Elham Kateeb


Dr. Elham Kateeb

Elham Kateeb, Associate Professor of Dental Public Health and the Dean of Scientific Research , Al-Quds University, Jerusalem, Palestine

Dr. Elham Kateeb is an associate professor of Dental Public Health at the College of Dentistry, Al-Quds University, a research affiliate at the Public Policy Center, University of Iowa, the Dean of Scientific Research at Al-Quds University and an elected member of the International Dental Federation (FDI) Public Health Committee. Dr. Kateeb leads the efforts in this committee to improve oral health and general health for disadvantaged populations, her focus recently was on access to essential dental services among refugees.

Dr. Kateeb is a dental public health specialist who supervises many oral health promotion and disease prevention programs in Palestine in collaboration with the ministries of Health and Education, the Palestinian Dental Association, and different local and international oral health organizations targeting children, women and special health care need patients in marginalized areas.

In addition, Dr. Kateeb is a health service researcher who presented her research in international conferences and prestigious journals. Her research focus is on access to dental care, understanding dentists decision making process using behavioral and economic theories, dental education research and oral epidemiology.

Dr. Kateeb was awarded the 2016 FDI Smile Award in the Innovation category by the Caries Prevention Partnership and the FDI Smile Award Committee for her project that promotes oral health among pregnant women in public clinics.

Dr. Kateeb is a 2015 Fellow of Zamalah program for academic career development and a 2014 laureate of L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Levant Award. She also won the Olav Alvares Co for Best Article Published in the JDE journal and a 2013 fellow of the Leverett Graduate Student Merit Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dental Public Health.

Dr. Kateeb completed her PhD in Dental Public Health from University of Iowa, her MPH from UMASS University at Amherst and her BDS in Dental Surgery from University of Jordan. Dr. Kateeb is a diplomate of the American Board of Dental Public Health since 2013.

Dr. Kateeb is the co-chair of Women in Science Organization (OWSD) Palestine chapter and a board member of international organizations such as VISTO International For Rights and Development, Academic Network for Development Dialogue (ANDD), the Global Movement for Sustainable Health Equity (SHEM) and others.