Dr Maryam Ba-break

Dr Maryam Ba-break

Teaching Fellow in International Public Health & PhD Student

+44 (0) 113 343 0824

Summary: Maryam is a Teaching Fellow in International Health, Deputy Director of the Master of Public Health (International) and teaches epidemiology, nutrition, health promotion and sexual reproductive health

Location: Worsley Building, Level 10, Room 10.38

Teaching Commitments: Maryam is leading four modules: Maternal and Child Health; Global challenges of Non-Communicable Diseases; Health Systems Research Methods and Non-Communicable Diseases. Her specialist areas for teaching includes: Quantitative research methods; Sexual and reproductive health in developing countries; Health promotion; Epidemiology; Non-communicable diseases control in low- middle income countries; Maternal and child health; and Malnutrition control (under and over-nutrition).


Maryam is currently a Teaching Fellow in International Health. She is the module leader of four modules: Maternal and Child Health, Non-Communicable Disease and Health Systems Research Methods.  She also teaches epidemiology, nutrition, health promotion, sexual reproductive health.

Maryam is a medical doctor and previously worked in rural and urban hospitals in Yemen before beginning her career in public health as health programs director. She was involved in many health education campaigns in Yemen to promote best feeding practices among women and children. She prepared nutritional education programs in mass-media for this purpose. She worked as a Teaching Fellow in Community Medicine at the University of Science and Technology, Yemen before her Masters. She supervises students’ research in maternal and child health related topics.

Since 2001, Maryam worked as a researcher and director of many national surveys and projects’ evaluation in Yemen implemented by MOH, UNICEF, Dutch Embassy, CARE International and SOUL Organization for Women and Child Development. Maryam is a trainer in research methods, SPSS software, project management and counselling skills. She worked as a health and population specialist in USAID Yemen before joining the University of Leeds in July 2009.