Dr. Amal Khoury

Professor and Chair
Department of Health Management & Policy
Significant roles: Chair, Accreditation Committee, College of Public Health; past-Chair, Gender and Health Interest Group, AcademyHealth

Email: Office: 42G, Lamb Hall


Education

PhD, Health Policy and Management (Health Services Research), Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland

MPH, Health Services Administration, American University of Beirut.


Courses Taught

Health Services Administration; Evaluation Research in Public Health; Women?s Health Care and Policy; Health Care Organization and Delivery; Healthcare Finance; Evidence-Based Public Health.


Research Focus

Organization and delivery of health care services to women; women?s health policy; access to care in underserved populations; cancer control; evaluation research; health disparities

Funded Research Projects

Evaluation of the Southern Appalachian Tele-Homecare (SATH) Program, HRSA..  Practices of Primary Care Providers in Southern Appalachia toward Cancer Genetics Services,. RDC

Use of Preventive Health Services among Female Medicaid Beneficiaries with and without Physical Disabilities, Florida Agency for Health Care Administration.

Breast Cancer Control:  Needs and Practices of African American Women and their Providers, The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

Iron Supplementation in Low-Income Postpartum Women, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Evaluation of the National Breastfeeding Promotion Campaign in Mississippi, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)


Selected Publications

Lopez EDS, Khoury, AJ, Dailey AB, Hall AG, Chisolm LR 2009. Screening mammography: A cross-sectional study to compare characteristics of women aged 40 and older from the deep south who are current, overdue and never screeners.  Women?s Health Issues, 19:435-446.

Avis-Williams A, Khoury, AJ, Lisovicz N, Graham-Kresge S 2009. Knowledge, attitudes, and practices of underserved women in the rural south toward breast cancer prevention and detection.  Family & Community Health, 32 (3):238-46.

Hall A, Khoury AJ, Lopez E, Lisovicz N, Avis A, Mitra A 2008.  Correlates of breast cancer fatalism.  Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved 19(4):1328-42.

Kolbo JR, Khoury AJ, Bounds W, Lee J 2007.  Overweight and obesity in the south: Prevalence and related health care costs among population groups. Southern Rural Development Center?s Food Assistance Policy Series, No. 13.

Khoury AJ, Moazzem SW, Jarjoura CM, Carothers C, Hinton A 2005. Breastfeeding initiation in low-income women: Role of attitudes, support, and perceived control. Women?s Health Issues 15(2):64-72.

Mitra AK, Khoury AJ, Carothers C, Hinton A 2004.  Predictors of breastfeeding intention in low-income women.  Maternal and Child Health Journal 8(2):65-70.

Mitra AK, Khoury AJ, Carothers C, Foretich C 2003. The Loving Support breastfeeding campaign:  Awareness and practices of healthcare providers in Mississippi.  Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing 32:753-60.

Mitra AK, Khoury AJ, Carothers C, Foretich C 2003.  Evaluation of a comprehensive Loving Support Program among state Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) program breastfeeding coordinators.  Southern Medical Journal 96:168-71.

Khoury AJ, Hinton A, Mitra AK, Carothers C, Foretich C 2002.  Improving breastfeeding knowledge, attitudes and practices of WIC clinic staff.  Public Health Reports 117(5): 453-62.

Khoury AJ, Weisman CS 2002.  Thinking about women?s health: Gender equity or gender sensitivity?  Women?s Health Issues 12(2):1-4.

Khoury AJ, Mitra AK, Hinton A, Carothers C, Sheil H 2002.  An innovative video succeeds in addressing barriers to breastfeeding among low-income women.  Journal of Human Lactation 18(2):125-31.

Khoury AJ, Weisman CS, Jarjoura CM 2001. Ownership type and community benefits of women's health centers.  Medical Care Research and Review 58(1):76-99.

Weisman CS, Khoury AJ, Cassirer C, Sharpe VA, Morlock LL 1999.  The implications of affiliations between Catholic and Non-Catholic health care organizations for availability of reproductive health services.  Women?s Health Issues 9(3):121-34.

Curbow B, Khoury AJ, Weisman CS 1998.  Provision of mental health services in women?s health centers.  Women?s Health: Research on Gender, Behavior, and Policy 4(1):71-91.

Khoury AJ, Summers L, Weisman CS 1997. Characteristics of current hospital-sponsored and non-hospital birth centers.   Maternal and Child Health Journal 1(2):89-99.

Weisman CS, Curbow B, Khoury AJ 1996. Women's health centers and managed care. Women?s Health Issues 6(5):255-63.

Weisman CS, Curbow B, Khoury AJ 1995.  The national survey of women's health centers: Current models of women-centered care.  Women?s Health Issues 5(3):103-17.


Personal Interests

Reading; walking; spending time with the family; exploring the beautiful Tennessee mountains and parks.