Dr. Najwa Khuri-Bulos is Emeritus Professor and Founding Director of Infectious Disease and Vaccine Center at the University of Jordan (UJ). She earned a B.Sc. degree with High Distinction from the American University of Beirut (AUB), Lebanon, and an M.D. (with Distinction) also from the American University of Beirut (AUB) in 1968.
Following graduation, Dr. Khuri-Bulos acquired her residency training in Pathology at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 1969, and in Pediatrics at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC 1970, and Yale university, New Haven CT in 1971.
In 1971, Dr. Khuri-Bulos won a fellowship in pediatric infectious diseases at the University of Colorado Medical Center, Denver, Colorado, ended in 1973.
Dr. Khuri-Bulos holds the American Board of Pediatrics, and the subspecialty Sub Board of Pediatric Infectious Disease, and the Certification Board of Infection Control.
Upon joining UJ, Dr. Khuri-Bulos served as a founding member of the Department of Pediatrics and was instrumental in laying the foundation for postgraduate training (residency) in pediatrics at the university and later in her capacity as chairman of the pediatric team of the Jordan Medical Institute, where she also served as Chairwoman of the Jordan Board Committee in Pediatrics.
In addition to that, throughout her career, Khuri-Bulos held several academic and administrative positions at UJ and other institutions, including Chairwoman of the Department of Pediatrics (3 times), Founding Head Division of Infectious Disease, Chairwoman of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at King Hussein Cancer Center, Founding Chairwoman of the Infection Control Unit at the Jordan University Hospital, Vice Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, and Dean of Research at UJ.
Dr. Khuri-Bulos served as a technical advisor to the Jordan Ministry of Health from early nineteen eighties till the present time.
She helped develop, implement, evaluate and upgrade the Jordan EPI program, also served as the Chairwoman of the Jordan Medical Board committees in Pediatrics and Chairwoman of the Board Committee on Infectious Disease. She is the Chairwoman of the National Certification Committee for Polio eradication and is the Chairwoman of the National Immunization Technical Advisory Group.
Dr. Khuri-Bulos served also as a member of many international committees including the Standing Committee of the International Pediatric Association, and Decade of Vaccines and the Immunization Practices Advisory Committee with the WHO. She also served as a consultant for the WHO on several occasions including Vaccine adverse events and influenza preparedness committee.
Dr. Khuri-Bulos has been publishing on the subject of infectious disease since her early years at UJ till the present time. Her research collaboration with Vanderbilt University has earned her Adjunct Professorship at that University, where she also serves as advisor for student exchange at the time being.
Dr. Khuri’s extensive work was honored with many awards and prizes, including the Fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (FIDSA), Queen Noor Award for Women in the Sciences 1984, Abdul Hamid Shoman Prize for Young Arab Scientists 1985, the University of Jordan Award for Women in Academia 2008, the Jordan Medical Association Award for outstanding Physicians 2009, the University of Jordan Merit Award on the 50th Anniversary 2012, and Distinguished Professor 2014.
Dr. Khuri-Bulos is a highly published scholar with more than 60 articles in peer reviewed journals and publications. She has also participated in numerous scientific conferences and meetings in the Arab world and abroad.
She has also been an invited speaker on many issues related to infectious diseases and pediatrics both nationally and internationally.