Omar Harfouch is a medical graduate from Saint Joseph University in Beirut. He also holds a Masters in Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health where he focused in Epidemiology and LGBT health. Dr. Harfouch currently serves as a post-doctoral research fellow for the EQUALITY study at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Omar Harfouch is also the president of the Lebanese Medical Association for Sexual Health.
Dr. Harfouch was elected to the executive board of Helem, a Lebanese LGBT rights organization in 2011 and again in 2013. He sat on the advisory board of the M-coalition, anregional initiative on improving the access of MSM to HIV prevention in the Middle East and North Africa. Dr. Harfouch had been the coordinator for computer classes at the Migrant Workers Task Force (MWTF) from 2011 till 2015. He also founded the MWTF health fund to support migrant workers in need of health care in Lebanon.