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Nadia N. Abuelezam

Assistant Professor


Nadia N. Abuelezam, Sc.D. is an assistant professor at the Connell School of Nursing and an epidemiologist. Nadia has expertise in biostatistics, mitigating health inequities for minority health, and data analytic approaches in public health. Her current research focuses on immigrant health with a focus on women’s health and mental health outcomes. The goals of her program of research are to use quantitative methods and novel data streams to better understand the inequalities in health care distribution and access in resource poor settings and vulnerable populations.

Selected Publications

  • Abuelezam, Nadia N., A.M. El-Sayed, and S. Galea. "The health of Arab Americans in the United States: an updated comprehensive literature review." Frontiers in Public Health 6 (2018): 262.
  • Abuelezam, Nadia N., & A.M. El-Sayed. Objective and subjective poor mental health indicators among Arab Americans in Michigan: a population-based study. Ethnicity & Health, (2018): 1-10.
  • Abuelezam, Nadia N., A.M. El-Sayed, and S. Galea. "Arab American health in a racially charged US." American Journal of Preventive Medicine 52.6 (2017): 810-812.
  • McCormick, A. W., Nadia N. Abuelezam, T. Fussell, G.R. Seage III, and M. Lipsitch. Displacement of sexual partnerships in trials of sexual behavior interventions: a model-based assessment of consequences. Epidemics, (2017): 20, 94-101.
  • Abuelezam, N. N., McCormick, A. W., Fussell, T., Afriyie, A. N., Wood, R., DeGruttola, V., … Seage, G. R. (2016). Can the heterosexual HIV epidemic be eliminated in South Africa using combination prevention? A modeling analysis. American Journal of Epidemiology, 184(3), 239–48.
  • Abuelezam NN, McCormick AW., et al. “Can the HIV epidemic be eliminated in South Africa using combination prevention? A modelling analysis.” American Journal of Epidemiology 184.3 (2016): 239-248.
  • Childs, L. Abuelezam NN. Murray M. Dye C. Williams B. Buckee C.  “Challenges in modelling HIV, TB, and malaria.” Epidemics 10 (2015), 102-107.
  • Abuelezam NN, McCormick AW, Rhode ER, Hou T, Walensky RP, Pei PP, Becker JE, DiLorenzo MA, Losina E, Freedberg KA, Lipsitch M, Seage III GR. “Development, Calibration and Performance of an HIV Transmission Model Incorporating Natural History and Behavioral Patterns: Application in South Africa.” PLoS One 9(5) e98272 (2014).
  • Abuelezam NN, Rough K, Seage III GR. “Individual-Based Simulation Models of HIV Transmission: Reporting Quality and Recommendations.” PLoS ONE, 8(9), e75624 (2013).