Duha Shellah


Dr. Duha Shellah is a junior medical doctor and journalist graduated from medical school at An-Najah National University, Palestine.

Duha is the founder & chief executive officer (CEO) of The Researchist which is a research community 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. She is the coordinator of the Medical & Health Sciences division at Palestine Academy for Science and Technology (PALAST).

She is a consult in Science Journalism at SciComm X Agency. Dr. Duha is Director of recruitment and associate editor at HPHR Journal (Formerly Harvard Public Health Review). She is an Elsevier Student Ambassador. Dr. Duha is Student Editor-in-Chief & Palestine Ambassador at the International Journal of Medical Students. She is an active member of Committee of Publications Ethics (COPE) and the Medical Journalists’ Association (MJA). Also, Dr. Duha is the General Secretary of Toufik’s World Medical Association. Also, she coordinates “Explore Science” Program for Palestinian school students. 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 recently, she became a member at the youth gender innovation Agora forum – UN Women Palestine.

Link to ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2999-5692

Link to Publications: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=5Ri8WoMAAAAJ&hl=en

Link to Publons: https://publons.com/researcher/4661843/duha-shellah/

Link to CV: https://www.linkedin.com/in/duha-shellah-816599151/