Prof. Hoda Rashad


Director of Social Research Centre, American University in Cairo, Egypt

Hoda Rashad is a professor and director of the Social Research Center of The American University in Cairo. She holds a doctorate in population studies from the University of London, 1977. Previously, she worked as chief technical advisor of the United Nations, an associate of the International Population Council and a faculty member at the Institute of Statistical Studies and Research, Cairo University. She served as a member of two commissions established by WHO (Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity and the Commission on Social Determinants of Health).

She served as a member of the Egyptian Senate (Shura Council, 2004-2011), member of the Social, Humanity and Population Science Council, the Egyptian Academy of Scientific Research & Technology (2009-2012), member of the National Council for Women (2000-2010). Professor Rashad is currently a member of the WHO EMRO Commission on Social Determinants of Health.