Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

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Elizabeth Dubois is a Research Associate in the Department of Primary Care and Public Health (DPCPH). She joined ICL in 2009 and in 2018 completed her PhD in Clinical Medicine Research (public health). 


Elizabeth's formal training is in health economics. She earned an MSc in Health Policy (2000) from the London School of Economics and a BA in economics (1999) from France. She trained as a registered nurse in America (BSc, 1991) and worked as a researcher at the National Institutes of Health in genetic therapies. Her clinical experience includes paediatric oncology/bone marrow transplant, adult cardiology, and diabetes. She is also a public health nurse specialist. Early in her professional career, she established a national health policy infrastructure at the Ministry of Health of Bahrain and began her commitment to the World Health Organisation (WHO). Returning to Europe, she continues her international work with the WHO Collaborating Centre for Health Education and Training in ICL's DPCPH.

Elizabeth became a Fellow of the UK Royal Society for Public Health in 2009 and a Member through Distinction of the UK Faculty of Public Health in 2012.


Elizabeth’s research interests include health systems based on primary care, chronic disease management, health care organisation and service delivery. The focus of her doctoral research explored workforce evaluation of the England's NHS Health Checks in primary care. Her work also extends to the assessment of global primary care systems. 


At Imperial College her teaching experience includes lecturer, assessor and tutor for the MSc global health module and the BSc in Undergraduate Public Health Education. She has supervised research projects for PhD students, public health trainees and visiting fellows. In 2019 she qualified as a STEM Youth Ambassador for ICL's school outreach programme (students from under-represented backgrounds). Since 2020 she is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Also that year she was recognised by Imperial College President's Awards for Outstanding Assistant Supervisor.


Elizabeth has authored training modules in primary care in family medicine (post-graduate diploma curriculum), designed learning modules for WHO health systems development and WHO Geneva on smoking cessation and brief interventions. She established an academic exchange programme with Carinthia University of Applied Health Science (Austria). 

About her

Outside of academic work Elizabeth enjoys swimming, Formula 1 and gardening. She is an avid reader (history and non-fiction) and happiest spending time outdoors. She also a new proud parent.

With over 20 years of international public health experience, she is passionate about using her economic and clinical skills to improve lives through research, education, and service to primary care-based health systems.


  1. Group singing programs for mental health and well-being: an evaluation framework. Music and Medicine. January 2021. Vol 13(1).
  2. Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine effectiveness in human subjects during coronavirus: a systematic review. [medRxiv. 2020]. DOI: 10.1101/2020.05.07.20094326.
  3. Evaluation of a national cardiovascular disease risk assessment programme (NHS Health Check): the perception of front-line primary care professionals in England. 2019 March [PhD thesis DOI:].
  4. Primary care integration and sexual health: a systematic review of chlamydia screening uptake across WHO-Europe [BMJ Open. 2019 Oct 17;9(10):e031644. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-031644]. 
  5. Health assessments of Iraqi scientists abroad: chronic diseases and legal status. ACTA Scientific Medical Sciences. 2019 Oct; Vol 3(7). 
  6. Developing and implementing health systems policy to improve the delivery of brief tobacco interventions, Strengthening health systems for treating tobacco dependence in primary care: building capacity for tobacco control, WHO Technical Report Series, 2019. ISSN: 0512-3054.
  7. Pregnancy outcome among soldiers and civilians in Iraq and Gulf War 1991. Arch Epidemiol (2019) 4:1032. DOI: 10.29011/2577-2252.101032. 
  8. Primary health care: closing the gap between public health and primary care through integration. World Health Organization, Geneva. WHO/HIS/SDS Technical Series on Primary Health Care, 2018. []. 
  9. Improving patient safety in Libya: Insights from the British Health System. Int J Health Care Qual Assur. April 2018; Vol 31(3). 
  10. Evaluation of community provision of a preventative cardiovascular programme – the National Health Service Health Check in reaching the under-served groups by primary care in England: a cross sectional study. BMC Health Services Research, 2017 17:405. 
  11. Abstracts of the 42nd SAPC Annual Conference, 3rd to 5th July 2013, Nottingham. Primary Health Care Research & Development, 14, pp 1-106. doi: 10.1017/S1463423614000085. 
  12. Strengthening health systems for treating tobacco dependence in primary care: building capacity for tobacco control. World Health Organization (book chapter) 12 July 2013 ISBN:9789241505413. 
  13. Assessing the state of health research in the Eastern Mediterranean region.  J of Royal Society of Medicine, Jun 2013; Vol 106(6):224-233. 
  14. Living conditions in Iraq: 10 years after the US-led invasion. J of Royal Society of Medicine, Jun 2013; Vol 107(5):187-193. 
  15. Diabetes or War? Incidence of and indicator for limb amputation in Lebanon. WHO Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal. Dec 2012. Vol 18(12):1178-1186. 
  16. Implementation and evaluation of patient-centred care in experimental studies from 2000-2010: systematic review. International Journal of Person-Centered Medicine, Sep 2011; 1(2):348-357. DOI: 
  17. Looking to rebuild Iraq’s healthcare system. BMJ 2009;339:b4621. 
  18. Iraqi doctors' training in the UK: Looking to build Iraq's healthcare system. BMJ 2009, Pages: 1101-1101
  19. Cancer prevention and control in the EMR: can the WHO and national governments meet the challenges? Public Hlth Medicine, June 2009. Vol. 6:3; 93-102. 
  20. Public Heath in Austria. Public Health Medicine, June 2007. Vol. 6:2; 71-73. 
  21. Cancer prevention and control in Eastern Mediterranean Region. BMJ, Oct 2006; 333 (7573): 860. 
  22. Telemedicine: using advanced technology in medicine.  Scripta-Politica-Economica, ISSN 1627-9557; Vol. 17 1999. 
  23. Urban planning in China’s transition to a Socialist market economy. Scripta-Politica-Economica, ISSN 1627-9557; Vol. 16, 1998. 
  24. Biological weapons: a new breed of terrorism. Scripta-Politica-Economica, ISSN 1627-9557; Vol. 15, 1998. 
  25. Operational responses to epidemics in developing countries. Scripta-Politica-Economica, ISSN 1627-9557; Vol. 14, 1996.



Abuhaloob L, Purnat T, Tabche C, et al., 2024, Management of infodemics in outbreaks or health crises: a systematic review, Frontiers in Public Health, Vol:12, ISSN:2296-2565

Yang N, Jenkins R, Dubois E, et al., 2021, Small music programs for mental health and well-being: an evaluation framework, Music and Medicine, ISSN:1943-8621

Quezada Yamamoto H, Dubois E, Mastellos N, et al., 2019, Primary care integration of sexual and reproductive health services for chlamydia testing across WHO-Europe: a systematic review, Bmj Open, Vol:9, ISSN:2044-6055

Jamil H, Rawaf S, Alsaghayer A, et al., 2019, Health Assessments of Iraqi Scientists Abroad: Chronic Diseases and Legal Status, Acta Scientific Medical Sciences

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