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Nadia N. Abuelezam

Associate Professor


Nadia N. Abuelezam, Sc.D., is an associate professor at the Connell School of Nursing and an epidemiologist. Dr. Abuelezam was trained in infectious disease epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She has expertise in data analytic approaches in public health, mitigating health inequities for vulnerable populations, and mathematical modeling of infectious diseases. Her current research focuses on understanding health risks in minoritized populations, with a focus on Arab Americans. The goals of her program of research are to use quantitative methods and novel data streams to better understand inequities in health outcomes and healthcare access in vulnerable populations.

Selected Appointments & Awards

  • 2021 Emerging Scholar, Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Selected Grants

  • PCORI, Eugene Washington Engagement Award; Role: Principal Investigator; Advancing Arab American Health Network Alliance (AAHNA): Developing priorities together. This grant proposes a community-based participatory research approach to developing research priorities and guidelines to doing work with Arab American populations.
  • NIH/NIGMS, R35, R35GM142863-01; Role: Principal Investigator; Advancing methods in infectious disease models: Incorporating structural causes. This grant proposes novel mathematical modeling methods to examine structural determinants of health for infectious disease transmission in the United States. ($1,949,810.00).