Dr. Sanaa Alharahsheh

Research Manager
World Innovation Summit for Health

Dr. Sanaa Alharahsheh is a Research Manager at World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH), a member of Qatar Foundation. She previously worked as a Senior Researcher at Doha International Family Institute (DIFI), a member of Qatar Foundation. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology from Wayne State University, MI, USA in 2011. She has more than 15 years of experience in teaching, research and policy analysis, strategic planning, capacity building and institutional development.  

Before moving to Qatar in 2013, Dr. Sanaa was teaching at Wayne State University for several years. Dr. Sanaa has extensive experience in statistics and research methods design both quantitative and qualitative with interdisciplinary research perspective. She has conducted several studies on Arab American families’ well-being, Jordanian families, mixed marriage, autism, mental health, nursing, digital technology, and child wellbeing, etc.   

Currently, she leads/is involved in several research and policy projects in healthcare and policy. Her research interest focuses on areas of Healthcare and Policy, Research Methods and Statistics, Medical Sociology, Mental health, Children’s wellbeing, Digital technology and health, Family Well-being, elderly, and healthy aging.  

She has published several papers, policy briefings, reports, and chapters in international peer reviewed papers/books. She is also an ad hoc reviewer for various scientific journals plus a frequent presenter at national and international conferences.