Dr Nabil Haddad is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Public Health of the Lebanese University near Beirut. He has a PhD in Parasitology and a postgraduate diploma in Medical Entomology from Pasteur Institute-Paris. Besides teaching, Dr. Haddad is a researcher at the Laboratory of Immunology and Vector Borne Diseases at the Lebanese University. His research is focused on the study of insect vectors and the epidemiology of vector-borne diseases in Lebanon and Syria. His investigations cover mainly Leishmaniasis, Sand Fly fever and mosquito-borne arboviral diseases such as West Nile fever. Presently he is involved in the risk assessment of introduction of arboviruses, such as dengue and Zika, to Lebanon related to the important spread of the tiger mosquito vector.
Dr. Haddad is a medical entomology expert for the WHO-EMRO region. He is a focal point for the “Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network” of the WHO. He is also a member of Euro-Mediterranean Networks MediLabSecure and VectorNet.