Dr. Nour Obeidat

Dr. Nour Obeidat is the Director of the Cancer Control Office at the King Hussein Cancer Center (KHCC).  Established in 2010, the Cancer Control Office’s mission is to promote comprehensive cancer control in Jordan through community outreach and awareness, research, policy advocacy, and capacity building. Dr. Obeidat holds a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Health Services Research (specializing in Health Outcomes Research) from the University of Maryland – Baltimore and has over 15 years of research, education and advocacy experience in cancer and tobacco control.

Prior to her current role, Dr. Obeidat served as Head of the Applied Research Unit in the Cancer Control Office, where she led research to inform the development of evidence-based clinical and healthcare interventions to address the pressing need for lifestyle change to enhance health and prevent disease. In particular, her research tackled one of gravest behavioral epidemics in the country - tobacco use.

Dr. Obeidat has been involved in various projects related to national cancer and tobacco control planning and advocacy, as well as building and supporting community outreach projects. In addition, Dr. Obeidat has served as a trainer in Tobacco Dependence Treatment since 2012 and is currently the Director of KHCC’s Tobacco Dependence Treatment training program (accredited by the Council for Tobacco Treatment Training Programs in the US).