Prof. Zeinab Khadr


Professor of Gerontology, Social Research Centre, American University in Cairo, Egypt

Dr Zeinab A. Khadr is a PhD holder in Demography, from the University of Michigan in 1997. Currently, she is a Professor in Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Department of Statistics, Cairo University and a Senior Research Scientist at the Social Research Center (SRC) of the American University in Cairo.

Dr Khadr has extensive research experience in the area of ageing, health and health equity as well as other social issues. Dr Khadr has been the Principal Investigator of several research projects including ”Urban Inequity,” “Social Determinants of health and health equity in the Arab region,” “Health Equity and integrated health and poverty alleviation policies” and” intra-urban differentials in early marriage: Determinants and implications on youth reproductive health in Egypt.”

She has also been the local Principal Investigator on the project on “Validation of Gender Differences in Disability and Care: Aging, Gender and Health. “ In 2009, Dr Khadr also chaired the International Union for Scientific Studies of Population (IUSSP) Scientific Panel on Health Equity and Policy in the Arab World.

Dr Khadr also acted as the senior coordinator of the annual workshop on reproductive health in the Arab region from 1998 till 2007. She also coordinated 3 annual workshops on health equity in the Arab region from 2008-2010 and has extensive experience in teaching research methodology with particular focus on measuring and assessing health equity. Dr Khadr also has many publications in the area of health equity and participated in many national and international meeting on health and health equity.