Sousan Al Hamwi

Sousan Al Hamwi

Integrated Member (Non-PhD)

Research Line: L1 - Life Course Research and Healthy Ageing
Labs: Perinatal Determinants of Health
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Sousan Hamwi is a doctoral student in global public health at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto (2018-2022). Under the guidance of Prof. Henrique Barros and Dr. Elsa Lorthe, she is currently investigating the maternal healthcare experiences and outcomes of migrant and native women in Portugal. Sousan is also a part of the “Perinatal Determinants of Health” research group at the Laboratory for Integrative and Translational Research in Population Health (ITR). Prior to her doctoral studies, she worked as a research fellow within the Portuguese national project “baMBINO – Perinatal Health in Migrants: Barriers, Incentives, and Outcomes” (2017-2018).

Sousan holds a master’s degree in public health from the University of Porto (2016) and a bachelor’s in dentistry from the University of Aleppo, Syria (2010). Her main research interests include health equity and vulnerable populations, social determinants of health, healthcare access and delivery, and health communication.


Hamwi SA , Lorthe E , Barros H

Int J Environ Res Public Health, 2021 Apr 29;18(9):4782. doi: 10.3390/ijerph18094782.


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