Kamal Eldeirawi

    Email Address: keldei1@uic.edu
    College: Nursing Department: Health Systems Science
    Title: Associate Professor
    Office: 956 Phone: 312-413-9792
    Webpage: http://www.nursing.uic.edu/faculty-staff/kamal-eldeirawi-phd-rn
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    Dr. Eldeirawi’s current program of research focuses on multilevel modifiable risk factors for chronic conditions, including asthma, in children from underserved and immigrant populations. His research investigates:
    1) Risk factors for asthma and other respiratory conditions in children, especially those of Mexican origin;

    2) Independent and interactive effects of maternal perinatal nutrition and stress on the risk of asthma and respiratory symptoms in Mexican American children;

    3) How diet, lifestyle, and other environmental and lifestyle factors change by migration and acculturation and the effects of these changes on the risk of asthma, obesity, and risk factors for cardiovascular diseases in children;

    4) Associations of neighborhoods social and physical environments with asthma, respiratory conditions, and asthma risk factors;

    and 5) Respiratory conditions in Arab Americans.

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 6

    Qualifications of a Student:
    Smart, flexible, committed students who want to learn about research related to asthma. Min. GPA 3.00. Bilingual (English/Spanish) or (English/Arabic) is a plus.

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    The student will be expected to conduct literature reviews, assist with presentations and manuscript preparation, attend research meetings, conduct patient interviews, abstract data from medical records, distribute and collect surveys, enter data in computerized databases, help create surveys, and other related activities. The student has to undergo IRB training and be approved by the IRB before participating in the aspects of the research that require contact with patients and/or their information.

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