Asmae Khattabi, PhD, is the current Director of the Doctoral Studies Center at Mohammed 6 University for Health Sciences in Casablanca, Morocco. Prior to this role, she served as a professor of epidemiology and public health at the National School of Public Health of Morocco from 2012-2021, and as Deputy Director (PI) in charge of research, cooperation and continuing education from 2014 to 2018. She has worked closely with the Morocco Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP), serving as Coordinator from 2012 to 2018 (FETP-advanced between 2012 and 2018 and FETP frontline between 2017 and 2018), during which time she worked with the Directorate of Epidemiology and Disease Control to implement the first cohort of FETP-Frontline and train Rapid Response Teams to build a framework for effective and equitable prevention, detection and response to public health events.
Dr. Khattabi has held several active roles in support of global health security including serving as a member of the Joint External Evaluation Mission in Egypt, and a facilitator of the MediPIET program. She worked with CDC-Foundation, WHO, UNFPA and GHD/EMPHNET as a consultant or an individual contractor, or a temporary adviser to provide expertise for specific tasks. Her research covers the application of epidemiological methods for better understanding of health determinants and risk factors and to evaluate epidemiological surveillance systems and screening strategies. Her scientific productivity can be described through 32 publications in peer-reviewed journals, 20 publications in national journals, 61 conference papers published in indexed journals, and contributions to the editorial board of two national journals (view her profile on ResearchGate). She has been a member of the organizing and scientific committees of several national and international scientific events.
Currently, Dr. Khattabi is also a member of the Regional Competency Framework for the International Academy of Public Health (IAPH), a Kofi Annan Global Public Health Leadership Fellow, and a member of the TEPHINET-FETP-Accreditation Working Group.