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YearAuthorsTitleJournal
2024M Alkhalil, A Ekzayez, K Meagher, M Alaref, R Turkmani, A Abbara, Z Alzoubi, N El Achi, P PatelAn analysis of humanitarian and health aid harmonisation over a decade (2011-2019) of the Syrian conflict
2024Kaloti R, Diab JL, Alkhalil M, Rayes D, Abbara ACompounding challenges for Syrian refugees in Türkiye in the wake of the earthquakeLancet Global Health, 2024
2023R Burbach, H Tappis, A Abbara, A Albaik, N AlMhawish, L Rubentein, M Hamze, A Gasparrini, D Rayes, R J HaarQuantifying The effects of Attacks on Health Facilities on Health Service Use in Northwest Syria: A Case Time Series Study from 2017-2019The Lancet
2023Bdaiwi Y, Alchalati S, Sabouni A, Al-Khalil M, Abdrabbuh O, Kejah A, Shaban A, Almousa M, Almarei H, Haj Asaad A, Alkdro A, Almoayyad M, Habboush OW, Patel P, Ekzayez AMedical education system (re)building in a fragile setting: Northwest Syria as a case studyPLOS Global Public Health
2023M Alkhalil, M Alaref, A Ekzayez, H Mkhallalati, N El Achi, Z Alzoubi, F Fouad, M M Alatraş, A Ramadan, S Mazumdar, J Borghi, P Patel Health aid displacement during a decade of conflict (2011–19) in Syria: an exploratory analysisBMC Public Health
2023M Alaref, O Al-Abdulla, Z Al Zoubi, M Al Khalil, A EkzayezHealth system governance assessment in protracted crisis settings: Northwest SyriaHealth Research Policy and Systems 21, 88 (2023)
2023Tony KirbyAula Abbara—advocating social justice for refugeesThe Lancet Infectious Diseases
2023Bdaiwi Y, Sabouni A, Patel P, Ekzayez A, Alchalati S, Abdrabbuh O, Abbara A, Glogowska MImpact of armed conflict on health professionals' education and training in Syria: a systematic reviewBMJ, 2023
2023Tarnas MC, Almhawish N, Karah N, Sullivan R, Abbara ACommunicable diseases in northwest Syria in the context of protracted armed conflict and earthquakesThe Lancet Infectious Diseases
2023J L Diab, O Asfour, A AbbaraCOVID-19 in the Eastern Mediterranean Region: A Driver of Inequality for Refugees and Vulnerable GroupsCovid-19 pandisziplinär und international ( Medizin, Kultur, Gesellschaft)
2023A Abbara, D Rayes, H Tappis, M Hamze, R Wais, H Alahmad, N Almhawish, L Rubenstein, R HaarActually, the psychological wounds are more difficult than physical injuries:” a qualitative analysis of the impacts of attacks on health on the personal and professional lives of health workers in the Syrian conflictConflict and Health
2023A Hmaideh, M C Tarnas, W Zakaria, A O Rifai, M Ibrahem, Y Hashoom, N Ghazal, A AbbaraGeographical Origin, WASH Access, and Clinical Descriptions for Patients Admitted to a Cholera Treatment Center in Northwest Syria between October and December 2022Avicenna Journal of Medicine
2023K EkzayezKey Considerations: Humanitarian Response to Kahramanmaras Earthquake in Syria
Social Science in Humanitarian Action Platform, 2023
2023Carew JW, Hamze M,
Atassi B, Abbara A,
Khoshnood K
Investment in Cancer Prevention and Care for Forcibly Displaced Syrians Is an Urgent Priority
Journal of Global Oncology, 2023
2023M C. Tarnas, N Karah, N Almhawish, I Aladhan, R Alobaid, A Abbara Politicization of water, humanitarian response, and health in Syria as a contributor to the ongoing cholera outbreak
International Journal of Infectious Diseases, 2023
2023M Alkhalil, A Ekzayez, D Rayes, A Abbara
Inequitable access to aid after the devastating earthquake in Syria
Lancet Global Health, 2023
2023A Aldbis, H Naal,
T Kishawi, R Wazni,
A Abbara
The lived experience of patients with conflict associated injuries whose wounds are affected by antimicrobial resistant organisms: a qualitative study from northwest Syria
Conflict and Health, 2023
2023EN Cinar, A Abbara, E Yilmaz Earthquakes in Turkey and Syria—collaboration is needed to mitigate longer terms risks to health
BMJ, 2023
2023R Tabor, N Almhawish, I Aladhan, M Tarnas, R Sullivan, N Karah, M Zeitoun, R Ratnayake, A Abbara Disruption to water supply and waterborne communicable diseases in northeast Syria: a spatiotemporal analysis
Conflict and Health, 2023
2023Jabbour S, Abbara A, Ekzayez A, Fouad FM, Katoub M, Nasser RThe catastrophic response to the earthquake in Syria: the need for corrective actions and accountability
The Lancet, 2023
2022M Alkhalil, M Alaref, H Mkhallalati, Z Alzoubi, A EkzayezAn analysis of humanitarian and health aid alignment over a decade (2011 2019) of the Syrian confict
Confict and Health
2022Basha S, Socarras A, Akhter MW, Hamze M, Albaik A, Hussein I, Tarakji A, Hamadeh M, Loutfi R, Kewara M, Alahdab F. Protracted armed conflict and maternal health: a scoping review of literature and a retrospective analysis of primary data from northwest Syria
BMJ Global Health
2022Abbara A, Rayes D, Ekzayez A, Jabbour S, Marzouk M, Alnahhas H, Basha S, Katurji Z, Sullivan R, Fouad FM. The health of internally displaced people in Syria: are current systems fit for purpose?
Journal of Migration and Health
2022Singh NS, Redman B, Broussard G, DeCamp M, Rayes D, Ho LS, Robinson WC, Sankari A, Maziak W, Rubenstein L. ‘We will never give up’: a qualitative study of ethical challenges Syrian health workers face in situations of extreme violence
Disasters
2022Tarnas MC, Desai AN, Parker DM, Almhawish N, Zakieh O, Rayes D, Whalen-Browne M, Abbara A. Syndromic surveillance of respiratory infections during protracted conflict: experiences from northern Syria 2016-2021
International Journal of Infectious Diseases
2022Marzouk M, Alhiraki OA, Aguas R, Gao B, Clapham H, Obaid W, Altaleb H, Almhawish N, Rihawi H, Abbara A, Douedari Y, Hariri M, Howard N, CoMo Consortium SARS-CoV-2 transmission in opposition-controlled Northwest Syria: modeling pandemic responses during political conflict.
International Journal of Infectious Diseases
2022M Marzouk, OA Alhiraki, R Aguas, B Gao, H Clapham, W Obaid, H Altaleb, N Almhawish, H Rihawi, A Abbara, Y Douedari, M Hariri, N Howard, CoMo Consortium SARS-CoV-2 transmission in opposition-controlled Northwest Syria: modeling pandemic responses during political conflict. International Journal of Infectious Diseases
2022R K Baatz, A Ekzayez, K Meagher, G Bowsher, P Patel Cross-border strategies for access to healthcare in violent conflict – A scoping reviewJournal of Migration and Health Volume 5,
2021A Ekzayez Attacks on healthcare in the Syrian conflict
2021A Ekzayez, Y Alhaj Ahmad, H Alhaleb, F Checchi The impact of armed conflict on utilisation of health services in north-west Syria: an observational studyConflict and Health
2021D Rayes, L Meiqari, R Yamout, A Abbara, I Nuwayhid, S Jabbour, M Abouzeid Policies on return and reintegration of displaced healthcare workers towards rebuilding conflict-affected health systems: a review for The Lancet-AUB Commission on SyriaConflict and Health
2021A Abbara, A Ekzayes, Healthcare leadership in Syria during armed conflict and the pandemicBMJ Global Health
2021N Almhawish, N Karah, Y Elferruh, A Aksh, A Abbara Protecting healthcare workers in conflict zones during the COVID-19 pandemic: Northwest SyriaJournal of Infection
2021D Cantor, J Swartz, B Roberts, A Abbara, A Ager, ZA Bhutta, K Blanchet, D Madoro Bunte, JC Chukwuorji, N Daoud, W Ekezie, C Jimenez-Damary, K Jobanputra, N Makhashvili, D Rayes, MH Restrepo-Espinosa, AJ Rodriguez-Morales, B Salami, Smith Understanding the health needs of internally displaced persons: A scoping reviewJournal of Migration
2021Y Nagia, H Sender, M Orcutt, F Fouad, R A Burgess,
D Devakumar
Resilience as a communal concept: Understanding adolescent resilience in the context of the Syrian refugee crisis in Bar Elias, LebanonJournal of Migration and Health Volume 3, 2021, 100046
2021F M Fouad, S J McCall, H Ayoub, L J Abu-Raddad, G R Mumtaz
Vulnerability of Syrian refugees in Lebanon to COVID-19: quantitative insightsConflict and Health volume 15, Article number: 13 (2021)
2021D Nabulsi, M Abou Saad, H Ismail, M AA Doumit, F El-Jamil, L Kobeissi, F M FouadMinimum initial service package (MISP) for sexual and reproductive health for women in a displacement setting: a narrative review on the Syrian refugee crisis in LebanonReproductive Health
volume 18, Article number: 58 (2021)
2021D Rayes, C Karnouk, D Churbaji, L Walther, M BajboujFaith-Based Coping Among Arabic-Speaking Refugees Seeking Mental Health Services in Berlin, Germany: An Exploratory Qualitative StudyFront. Psychiatry, 01 February 2021
2021V Yarwood, M Gunst, C Yen-Ting Chen, K Jarman, S Rokadiya, M Isreb, A AbbaraA retrospective review of specialist referrals for refugees into Greece’s health system: A humanitarian organization’s perspectiveAvicenna Journal of Medicine 2021 Apr-Jun; 11(2): 84–92.
2021N Almhawish, N Karah, Y Elferruh, A Aksh, A AbbaraProtecting healthcare workers in conflict zones during the COVID-19 pandemic: Northwest SyriaJournal of Infection (J Infect. 2021 May; 82(5): 186–230.)
2021A Abbara, A EkzayezHealthcare leadership in Syria during armed conflict and the pandemicBMJ Global Health (May 2021)
2021A Abbara, O Zakieh, D Rayes, S M.Collin, N Almhawish, R Sullivan, I Aladhan, M Tarnas, M Whalen-Browne, M Omar, A Tarakji, N KarahWeaponizing water as an instrument of war in Syria: impact on diarrhoeal disease in Idlib and Aleppo governorates, 2011-2019International Journal of Infectious Diseases (May 2021)
2021K Meagher, A Abbara, O Fahham, P PatelWomen Leaders in Syria in the COVID-19 Response and BeyondInternational Perspectives in Psychology Vol. 10, No. 2
2021D Rayes, L Meiqari, R Yamout, A Abbara, I Nuwayhid, S Jabbour, M Abouzeid Policies on return and reintegration of displaced healthcare workers towards rebuilding conflict-affected health systems: a review for The Lancet-AUB Commission on Syria
Conflict and Health volume 15, Article number: 36 (2021)
2021M Knipper, A C Sedas, S Keshavjee, A Abbara, N Almhawish, H Alashai, L Lecca, M Wilson, A Zumla, I Abubakar, M OrcuttaThe need for protecting and enhancing TB health policies and services for forcibly displaced and migrant populations during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic
International Journal of Infectious Diseases. March 2021
2021MC Tarnas, AN Desai, B Lassmann, A Abbara
Increase in vector-borne disease reporting affecting humans and animals in Syria and neighboring countries after the onset of conflict: A ProMED analysis 2003–2018International Journal of Infectious Diseases
2020M Tarnas, B Lassmann, A Desai, A Abbara Impact of the Syrian conflict on vector-borne disease trends in Syria and neighboring countries: A one health ProMED analysis between 2003 to 2018 International Journal of Infectious Diseases
2020Y Bdaiwi, D Rayes, A Sabbouni, L Murad, F Fouad, W Zakaria, M Hariri, A Ekzayez, A Tarakji, A Abbara, MBBS BSc Challenges of providing healthcare worker education and training in protracted conflict: a focus on non-government controlled areas in north west Syria
2020I AlMasri, MD, K McBrien, MD MPH, D Campbell, MD PhD, A Abbara, MBBS, G E. Fabreau, MD MPH Describing the Structure Processes and Costs of a novel Diabetes Care Program for Refugees in LebanonNorth American Refugee Conference
2020A abbara, M Almalla, I Almasri, H Kabbani, N Karah, W Elamin, L Rajan, I Rahhal, M Alabass, Z Sahloul, A Tarakji, A Sparrow The challenges of tuberculosis control in protracted conflict: The case of SyriaJanuary 2020Volume 90, Pages 53–59. IJID
2020A Abbara, D Rayes, M Khalil, M Kewara, A Tarakji Humanitarian catastrophe for civilians in northwest SyriaBMJ
2020A Abbara, D Rayes, O Fahham, O Alrashid Alhiraki, M Khalil, A Alomar, A Tarakji Coronavirus 2019 and health systems affected by protracted conflict: The case of SyriaIJID
2020U Moqeem, O Mukhtar, A Abbara, S Jabbour, M AbouzeidExperiences of healthcare workers displaced by conflict: lessons from past conflicts and implicationsEuropean Journal of Public Health 30 (Supplement_5), ckaa165. 308
2020MC Tarnas, AN Desai, B Lassmann, A AbbaraIncrease in Vector-Borne Disease Reporting Affecting Humans and Animals in Syria and Neighboring Countries Before and After the Onset of Conflict: A ProMED Analysis 2003-2018.International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
2020A Abbara, A Ekzayez, A Tarakji, M Khalil, R SullivanSanctions on SyriaThe Lancet Global Health 8 (11), e1369
2020A García-Mingo, A Abbara, RB RoyYou said the hospital can't be bombedThe Lancet Child & Adolescent Health 4 (11), 804-805
2020Abbara A, Rayes, Fahham O, Hiraki O, Khalil M, Alomar A, Tarakji A. Coronavirus 2019 and health systems affected by protracted conflict: The case of Syria.
IJID
2020Abbara A, Rayes D, Khalil M, Kewara M, Tarakji A.Humanitarian catastrophe for civilians in northwest Syria.British Medical Journal. Vol 368. 1756-1833
2019M Orcutt, D Rayes, A Tarakji, M Katoub, P Spiegel, L Rubenstein, S Jabbour, M Alkhalil, M Alabbas, A Abbara International failure in northwest Syria: humanitarian health catastrophe demands action, Lancet
2019I Al Masri et al Submission ID: 599188
Submission Title: Developing and implementing a Diabetes Care Program for urban and peri-urban Syrian refugees in Lebanon
North American Refugee Conference
2019A Abbara, D Rayes, M Omar, A Zakaria, F Shehadeh, H Raddatz, A Bottcher, A Tarakji Overcoming obstacles along the pathway of integrating Syrian healthcare professionals in GermanyBMJ Global Health
2019I Al Masri et al Original Submission Type: Workshop
Submission ID: 599244
Submission Title: Outcomes of the Diabetes Care Program for Syrian refugees in Lebanon
North American Refugee Conference
2019M Gunst, K Jarman, V Yarwood, S Rokadiya, L Capsaskis, M Orcutt, A Abbara Healthcare access for refugees in Greece: Challenges and opportunitiesHealth Policy
2019Abbara A, Almalla M, AlMasri I, AlKabbani H, Karah N, El-Amin W, Rajan L, Rahhal I, Alabbas M, Sahloul Z, Tarakji A, Sparrow AThe challenges of tuberculosis control in protracted conflict: the case of SyriaInternational Journal of Infectious Diseases, ISSN: 1201-9712
2019Abbara A, Rayes D, Omar M, et al.Overcoming obstacles along the pathway of integrating Syrian healthcare professionals in GermanyBMJ Global Health
2019Orcutt M, Rayes D, Tarakji A, Katoub M, Spiegel P, Rubenstein L, Jabbour S, Alkhalil M, Alabbas M,Abbara AInternational failure in northwest Syria: humanitarian health catastrophe demands actionLancet, Vol:394, ISSN:0140-6736, Pages:100-103
2019Gunst M, Jarman K, Yarwood V, Rokadiya S, Capsaskis L, Orcutt M, Abbara, AHealthcare access for refugees in Greece: Challenges and opportunitiesHealth Policy. 14thJune 2019
2018A Abbara, T Rawson, N Karah, W El-Amin, J Hatcher, B Tajaldin, O Dar, O Dewachi, G Abu Sitta, B Eric Uhlin, A Sparrow. A summary and appraisal of existing evidence of antimicrobial resistance in the Syrian conflict. International Journal of Infectious Diseases 75 (2018) 26-33.
2018A Abbara, T Rawson, N Karah, W El-Amin, J Hatcher, B Tajaldin, O Dar, O Dewachi, G Abu Sitta, B Eric Uhlin, A Sparrow Antimicrobial resistance in the context of the Syrian conflict: Drivers before and after the onset of conflict and key recommendationsInternational Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2018 Aug; 73:1-6.
2018F Ghaddar, M Jawwad, R Abdel Khalik, M Abou Zeid, A Sabouni, H AlNahhasViolations of international humanitarian law in Syria: A 7-year analysisEuropean Journal of Public Health
2018F Ghaddar, M Jawad, M Abouzeid, N Fardousi, H Alnahhas, J Leaning, S JabbourViolations of international humanitarian law in Syria: A 7-year analysis, a review of international efforts, and a call for actionAPHA's 2018 Annual Meeting & Expo (Nov. 10-Nov. 14)
2018Abbara A,Rawson T, Karah N, El-Amin W, Hatcher J, Tajaldin B, Dar O, Dewachi O, Sub Sitta G, Eric Uhlin B, Sparrow AAntimicrobial resistance in the context of the Syrian conflict: a summary and appraisal of existing evidenceInternational Journal of Infectious Diseases June 2018
2017Fouad M F, Sparrow A, Tarakji A, Alameddine M, El-Jardali F, Coutts A P, Arnaout N, Bou Karroum L, Jawad M, Roborgh S, Abbara A, Alhalabi F, AlMasri I, Jabbour SHealth workers and the weaponisation of health care in Syria: a preliminary inquiry for The Lancet–American University of Beirut Commission on SyriaThe Lancet
2017Coutts A P, Abbara A, Fouad M. F et alResearching the Syrian tragedy: The need for evidence and moral reflexivityLancet Global Health.
2016I Sharif, A Abbara,SM Collin, M Orcutt, A Coutts, W Maziak, Z Sahloul, O Dar, T Corrah, F Fouad.Communicable disease surveillance and control in the context of conflict and mass displacement in SyriaInternational Journal of Infectious Diseases. May 2016
2016A Abbara, A Coutts, F Fouad, SA Ismail, M Orcutt.Mental Health amongst displaced Syrians: findings from the Syria Public Health NetworkJournal of the Royal Society of Medicine, January 2016
2016MZ Sahloul, JM Hassan, A Sankari, M Kherallah, B Atassi, S Badr, A Abbara,A Sparrow.The Other Syrian Crisis: The Impact of the Syrian Conflict on Healthcare in the Areas of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine.Annals of the American Thoracic Society. January 2016
2016Fouad FM, Alameddine M, Coutts AHuman resources in protracted crises: Syrian medical workers.Lancet. Apr 16; 387(10028):1613.
2016Abarra A, Coutts A P, Fouad M. F, Miriam Orcutt, Ismail SMental Health among displaced Syrians: findings from the Syria Public Health NetworkJournal of the Royal Society of Medicine. vol. 109 (3), pp. 88-90
2015A Abbara,R Hallam, O Gabbar.British air strikes may affect Syrian healthcare.BMJ Blogs. December 2015
2015A Abbara,K Blanchet, Z Sahloul, F Fouad, A Coutts, W Maziak.The Effect of the Conflict on Syria’s Health System and Human Resources for Health.World Health & Population, 16(1) September 2015: 87-95.doi:10.12927/whp.2015.24318 /a
2015A Abbara,M Orcutt, O Gabbar.Syria’s lost generation of doctors.British Medical Journal2015; 350
2015A Coutts, F Fouad, A Abbara,A Sibai, Z Sahloul, K Blanchet.Responding to the Syrian health crisis: the need for data and research.Lancet Respiratory. Vol 3.
2013Coutts A, McKee M, Stuckler DThe emerging Syrian health crisisArabic translation available hereLancet
2013Coutts A, Fouad M. FouadResponse to Syria's health crisis—poor and uncoordinated. World ReportLancet. June 28th.
2013Coutts A, Fouad M. Fouad & Batniji RAssessing the Syrian health crisis: the case of Lebanon. World Report.Lancet. Published online April 16, 2013