Researcher, Health Team (Systems Group)
Researcher, Health Team, Systems Group, the Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute (MJB), Israel’s leading center for applied social research.
Dr. Nura Abdel-Rahman has worked at MJB since 2022. Her main areas of research are: health indicators and narrowing of health gaps. Nura has extensive experience in carrying out both quantitative and qualitative research. She specializes in the measurement of care quality, including clinical indicators and patient-reported outcome measures. In recent years, she has been working on her doctoral thesis on “Quality of diabetes care in the community setting: patient-reported outcomes, composite quality score and the association between quality indicators and patient health outcomes”. The research, which was carried out in collaboration with the four health funds in Israel, included the gathering of data on all diabetic patients who purchased diabetic pharmaceuticals in Israel during the period 2003–2005 and a tracking period of 10 years.
Nura has a bachelor’s degree in Laboratory Science from the Hadassah Academic College and a master’s degree and PhD in Public Health from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
Dr. Nur Abdel-Rahman can be contacted by email at: [email protected]
LinkedIn Link: linkedin.com/in/nura-abdel-rahman-phd-a61ab6200
Obesity and Diabetes among the Arab Population in Israel: Prevalence, Lifestyle and Usage of Healthcare Services
The goals of the research were: To present the existing information on overweight, obesity and diabetes among the Arab population according to three categories: (a) morbidity and mortality; (b) healthy lifestyle habits; and (c) usage of healthcare services. To identity gaps in the data needed in order to carry out a comprehensive and up-to-date evaluation of the morbidity situation and to achieve an understanding of the situation that will facilitate efficient planning for the future.