Prof. Reema Tayyem

Professor of Nutrition @ The University of Jordan

Professor Reema Tayyem obtained her BSc in biochemistry and MSc and PhD in Human Nutrition from University of Jordan. Professor Tayyemserved as Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics Department chair and assistant dean at the Hashemite University for about 8 years. She joined the Department at 2001and moved to Nutrition and Food Technology Dept. at the University of Jordan in 2016. She got UNESCO-L’Oreal Fellowship for Young Women in Life Sciences–2005. She performed her postdoc study at UCSD Cancer Center/University of California, San Diego/CA/USA. Professor Tayyem taught many courses in nutrition for undergraduate and graduate students. She got research funding from different agencies inside and outside Jordan. Her main research interest is nutrition and dietary patterns associated with chronic diseases including cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases.

She serves or has served on the Editorial Boards of many Journals. She has published more than 70 papers in peer- reviewed journals. Professor Tayyem got many awards and honors including Venus International Foundation Awards, Centre for Women Empowerment, Distinguished Woman in Nutrition–2017; Honor for the outstanding Academic achievements at the Hashemite University (2015); Khalil Al-Salem Award for the best Book in Nutrition and Food Technology “Handbook of Healthy Food Preparation and Storage”, Jordan, Amman (2015); Honor for the outstanding Academic achievements at the Hashemite University (2014); and Honor for the production of low-protein flour from PKU Society, Jordan, Amman (2011).