Hyam Bashour, MD, MSc, PhD, JMHPE, is a Professor of Epidemiology and Community Health at the Department of Family and Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Damascus University, Damascus, Syria, and Acting Director of the Centre for Medical Education Development at Damascus University. She obtained her medical degree from Aleppo University in Syria and received her MSc in Community Health and PhD in Epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom. Since 1991 she has been working at Damascus University, where she chaired the Department of Family and Community Medicine from 2001–2007 and served as a Vice Dean for Scientific Affairs in 2008–2009. She was re-appointed as chair of the Department in 2011. Professor Bashour' principal research interests include child and maternal health and medical education. She acts as the Country Coordinator for Choices and Challenges in Changing Childbirth – a regional multidisciplinary network in the Middle-East based at the American University of Beirut – and is a member of the Consultative Committee of a research network known as Reproductive Health Working Group. She serves on many public health-related committees at the national, regional and international levels and engages occasionally in consultancy work for numerous organizations.
1 February 2012