Duha Shellah

Founder and Chairwoman of the research community of Palestine "The Researchist"

Duha Shellah

Dr. Duha Shellah is a junior physician and medical journalist graduated from An-Najah National University in 2022. Currently, she is a research & teaching assistant at the Faculty of Medicine, Arab American University, Palestine. Duha is the founder & Chairwoman of The Researchist Organization which aims to make research a youth language, spread its culture and support and advocate early career researchers and scientists. Dr. Duha has been recognized as one of the world’s 21 outstanding young physicians below age 40 at the inter-Academy partnership Young Physician Leaders Program 2022 in Berlin, Germany. Dr. Duha has been chosen to join  WHO Youth Council in Eastern Mediterranean region. Dr. Duha is Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR) Delegate and Research Lead at Young World Federation of Public Health Associations. Also, Duha is leading Women in Global Health Chapter in Palestine. She is the coordinator of the Medical & Health Sciences division at Palestine Academy for Science and Technology (PALAST). She is a consultant in Science Journalism at SciComm X Agency. She is an active member of the Medical Journalists’ Association (MJA). Dr. Duha is a leader, trainer, activist and advocate for reproductive and mental health and rights for youth in Palestine, especially those living in marginalized communities. She is youth representative at Masarouna and power to choose - Oxfam Councils, focal point at Y- Peer Palestine ,and the youth gender innovation Agora forum – UN Women Palestine.