Past Trainees

Liese Pruitt

Medical Student
“Trust and Muslim Health and Healthcare-Seeking Behaviors”

Liese Pruitt is a fourth year medical student with an undergraduate degree in anthropology and an interest in the impact of culture on health and interactions with the healthcare system.

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Shoaib A. Rasheed

Medical Student
"The Interplay Between Religious Leaders and Organ Donation Among Muslims"

Shoaib A. Rasheed received his bachelor of arts degree (honors) from the University of Michigan in 2011 with a focus on Near Eastern studies, followed by a year studying Arabic and Islamic Studies at the Darul Qasim institute in Glen Ellyn, IL. He is currently pursuing his medical degree at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine.

Papers:

Factors Associated with Positive Attitudes Toward Organ Donation in Arab Americans. (2011) 

The Interplay between Religious Leaders and Organ Donation Among Muslims. Zygon. (2013)

Response to the Letter to the Editor- Factors Associated with Positive Attitudes Towards Organ Donation in Arab Americans. Clinical Transplantation. (2011) 

Presentations:

Factors Influencing Perceptions of Organ Donation in Arab Americans. Undergraduate Research Opportunity Symposium, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.

Inculcating Virtues and Remaining Faithful to the Law: Examining Efforts to Promote Organ Donation Among Muslims Through an Islamic Bioethical Lens. American Society for Bioethics + Humanities. 15th Annual Meeting, Atlanta GA.

 

Afshan Mohiuddin

Resident Physician
“Islamic Perspectives on Withdrawing or Withholding Life Support: Ethico-Legal Responses to Moral Conundrums”

Afshan Mohiuddin is an resident trainee in the Department of Anesthesiology at Northwestern University. She recently completed a term with the Initiative on Islam and Medicine as a Fentress Fellow, where she did bioethics research in end-of-life care.

Papers:

Ethical Obligations and Clinical Goals in End-of-Life Care: Deriving a
Quality-of-Life Construct Based on the Islamic Concept of Accountability Before God (Taklif). (2015)

Islamic Goals for Clinical Treatment at the End of Life: The Concept of Accountability Before God (Taklif) Remains Useful: Response to Open Peer Commentaries on “Ethical Obligations and Clinical Goals in End-of-Life Care: Deriving a Quality-of-Life Construct Based on the Islamic Concept of Accountability Before God (Taklif)”. (2015) 

Presentations:

Responding to the Call of the Sick: Religious Traditions and Health Professions Today- National Conference on Medicine and Religion. 2012. The University of Chicago. Chicago IL 

Islamic Bioethics and Shari’ah Law: The Role of Traditional Scholarship in Modern Times. The 11th Annual Critical Islamic Reflections Conference. 2012. Yale University.  New Haven, CT.

Islamic Perspectives on Withdrawing or Withholding Life Support: Ethico-Legal Responses to moral conundrums. 2014. Society for the Scientific Study of Religion Annual Meeting. Indianapolis, IA
 

Munzareen Padela

Resident Physician
“Accommodation of Religious Beliefs and Practices in Medical Student Education”

Munzareen is a Pediatrics/Public Policy resident at the University of Chicago. Her interests include how religious identity affects interactions with the medical system both from the point of view of practitioners and as patients.

Presentations

Accommodating Religious Values and Practices of Medical Trainees. 2015. 21st Annual Congress on Medical Law; 4th International Islamic Bioethics Conference, Coimbra Portugal.

Raghda Basyouny

Masters Student
"Religiosity among Muslim physicians and its influence on their bioethical attitudes towards end of life care"

Raghda completed her masters in Global Health Science at Nuffield Department of Population Health at University of Oxford. She is a medical graduate from Ain-Shams University, Egypt.


Katherine M. Klima

Doctoral Student
“Prenatal Genetic Screening and the Muslim Patient: From the Jurisconsults Bench to the Clinical Bedside”

Katherine Klima is a certified nurse midwife and holds a doctorate in nursing practice from Madonna University and a graduate of the MacLean Center fellowship in clinical medical ethics at the University of Chicago. She is presently the director of nursing at Army Guard National Hospital in Medina Saudi Arabia. She is. Her research interests include informed choice and Islamic bioethical considerations regarding the use of genetic testing in pregnancy, and the professional development and moral formation of Muslim nurses.

Presentations:

Islamic Bioethics and Shari’ah Law: The Role of Traditional Scholarship in Modern Times. The 11th Annual Critical Islamic Reflections Conference. 2012. Yale University.  New Haven, CT

Misunderstanding and Misrepresentation: Modern Medical Ethics and Islamic Bioethics in Dialogue. 2013 Society for the Study of Muslim Ethics Annual Meeting. 2013. Chicago, IL

Foot in Both Worlds: Navigating between a Muslim Healing Ethos and Conventional Clinical Ethics. 2014.

Mapping Out an Islamic Bioethics: An Intensive Workshop. The University of Chicago.   

Islamic Bioethics and Prenatal Genetic Screening. 2014. Program on Medicine and Religion Seminar Series. The University of Chicago

 

Afrah Raza

Undergraduate (B.A., B.S.)
"Healthcare Disparities in Immigrant Muslim Populations in the United States."
"American Muslim Health Disparities: The State of the Medline Literature."

Current Medical Student - University of Michigan

Papers:

American Muslim Health Disparities: The State of the Medline Literature. Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice. 8:1-9 (2015).

Presentations:

Healthcare Disparities in Immigrant Muslim Populations in the United States. Undergraduate Research Opportunity Symposium, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.

American Muslim Health Disparities: The State of the Medline Literature. Minority Health and Health Disparities Grantee’s Conference. National Harbor, MD.


Elizabeth Sartell

Doctoral Student
“Adab in Islamic Medical Ethics”

Elizabeth Sartell is a PhD student in Islamic Studies at the University of Chicago Divinity School.  Her interests center on Islamic Sufism and the relationship between mysticism and science in the medieval period, though she also engages in questions regarding contemporary Islam and medical ethics.

Papers:

Adab and its Significance for an Islamic Medical Ethics. Journal of Medical Ethics. 0:1-6. [Epub] 2015.

Presentations:

Inculcating Virtues and Remaining Faithful to the Law: Examining Efforts to Promote Organ Donation Among Muslims Through an Islamic Bioethical Lens. American Society for Bioethics + Humanities. 15th Annual Meeting, Atlanta GA.


Huda Adam

Post-Doctoral Fellow
"Relationship between religiosity and Muslim medical practice"

Huda Adam is a post-doctoral fellow in pediatric emergency medicine at Comer Children's Hospital, University of Chicago.

Papers:

 Religious Identity & Workplace Discrimination: A National Survey of American Muslim Physicians. AJOB Empirical Bioethics.                                                                                            Attitudes towards the Resuscitation of Periviable Infants: A National Survey of American Muslim Physicians. Acta Paediatrica.

 

Brigid Adviento

Post-Graduate Researcher
"Associations Between Religion-Related Factors and Breast Cancer Screening Among American Muslims."         

Papers:

Associations between Religion-Related Factors and Breast Cancer Screening among American Muslims. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. 17:660-9. Epub 2014.

Presentations:

Associations between fatalistic beliefs, modesty concerns and breast cancer screening in the American Muslim community. American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting. Washington DC.

Associations Between Religion-Related Factors and Breast Cancer Screening Among American Muslims. 5th Annual Meeting on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved. American Association for Cancer Research. Atlanta, GA.

 “Relationships between Religiosity and Delayed Healthcare Seeking among American Muslims.” Presentation at the 143rd American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, November 2015.

 

 

Sohad Murrar

Post-Graduate Researcher
"Associations Between Religion-Related Factors and Breast Cancer Screening Among American Muslims." 

Papers:

Associations between Religion-Related Factors and Breast Cancer Screening among American Muslims. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. 17:660-9. Epub 2014.        

Presentations:

Associations between fatalistic beliefs, modesty concerns and breast cancer screening in the American Muslim community. American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting. Washington DC.

Associations Between Religion-Related Factors and Breast Cancer Screening Among American Muslims. 5th Annual Meeting on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved. American Association for Cancer Research. Atlanta, GA.

Religion-Related Factors and Breast Cancer Screening Among American Muslims. San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, San Antonio, TX.
 

 

Zahra Hosseinain

Post-Graduate Researcher
"Associations Between Religion-Related Factors and Breast Cancer Screening Among American Muslims."          

Papers:

 Associations between Religion-Related Factors and Cervical Cancer Screening among American Muslims in Greater Chicago. Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease 18:326-332. Epub 2014.

Associations between Religion-Related Factors and Breast Cancer Screening among American Muslims. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. 17:660-9. Epub 2014.

Padela, AI.  Adam, H., Ahmad, M., Hosseinain, Z., Curlin F. Religious Identity & Workplace Discrimination: A National Survey of American Muslim Physicians. AJOB Empirical Bioethics.

Presentations:

Associations Between Religion-Related Factors and Breast Cancer Screening Among American Muslims. 5th Annual Meeting on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved. American Association for Cancer Research. Atlanta, GA.
 
Religion-Related Factors and Breast Cancer Screening Among American Muslims. 2014. San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, San Antonio, TX.

“The Influence of Religion upon American Muslim Mammography Beliefs and Practices.” Presentation at the 36th Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, San Antonio, TX, April 2015

 “Relationships between Religiosity and Delayed Healthcare Seeking among American Muslims.” Presentation at the 143rd American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, November 2015.

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Hatidza Zaganjor

Post-Graduate Researcher
Religon and American Muslim Healthcare Attitudes and Behaviors

Papers:

Relationships between Islamic religiosity and attitude towards deceased organ donation among American Muslims: A Pilot Study. Transplantation 97:1292-9. Epub 2014.

 

Maha Ahmed

Research Intern
A National Survey of American Muslim Physician's Bioethical Attitudes and Workforce Experiences

Papers:

Religious Identity & Workplace Discrimination: A National Survey of American Muslim Physicians. AJOB Empirical Bioethics.
Attitudes towards the Resuscitation of Periviable Infants: A National Survey of American Muslim Physicians. Acta Paediatrica.

 

Farha Marfani

Post-Graduate Researcher
"Religion-Related Factors and Breast Cancer Screening Among American Muslims."

Papers:

Religious Beliefs and Mammography Intention: Findings from a Qualitative Study of a Diverse Group of American Muslim Women. Journal of Psycho-Oncology.

“The Influence of Religion upon American Muslim Mammography Beliefs and Practices.” Presentation at the 36th Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, San Antonio, TX, April 2015

Presentations:

Religion-Related Factors and Breast Cancer Screening Among American Muslims. 2014. San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. San Antonio, TX.    

   
 

Bonnie Arzuaga

Research Fellow
"Muslim Physician Attitudes Towards Periviable Infant Resuscitation"

Papers:

 Arzuaga, B. Adam, H., Ahmad, M., Padela AI. Attitudes towards the Resuscitation of Periviable Infants: A National Survey of American Muslim Physicians. Acta Paediatrica.

 

Milkie Vu

Post-Graduate Researcher
"Developing a Religiously Tailored Intervention to Enhance Mammography Utilization Among American Muslims"

Presentations:

“Can Mosques be Used to Promote Women’s Health? Exploring Perspectives of Muslim Women.” Presentation at the 37th Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Washington, DC, March 2016.

“Religiously Tailoring Messages to Enhance Mammography Intention among Muslims – Processes and Contentions.” Presentation at the 37th Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Washington, DC, March 2016.

 “Relationships between Religiosity and Delayed Healthcare Seeking among American Muslims.” Presentation at the 143rd American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, November 2015.

“The Influence of Religion upon American Muslim Mammography Beliefs and Practices.” Presentation at the 36th Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, San Antonio, TX, April 2015.

 

Hadiyah Muhammad

Post-Graduate Researcher
Developing a Religiously Tailored Intervention to Enhance Mammography Utilization Among American Muslims

Presentations:

 “Can Mosques be Used to Promote Women’s Health? Exploring Perspectives of Muslim Women.” Presentation at the 37th Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Washington, DC, March 2016.

“Religiously Tailoring Messages to Enhance Mammography Intention among Muslims – Processes and Contentions.” Presentation at the 37th Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Washington, DC, March 2016.

“The Influence of Religion upon American Muslim Mammography Beliefs and Practices.” Presentation at the 36th Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, San Antonio, TX, April 2015.

Relationships between Religiosity and Delayed Healthcare Seeking among American Muslims. Presented at the 143rd American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, November 2015. 

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Saleha Mallick

Post-Graduate Researcher
"Associations Between Religion-Related Factors and Breast Cancer Screening Among American Muslims."          

Presentations:

Religion-Related Factors and Breast Cancer Screening Among American Muslims. 2014. San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, San Antonio, TX.

“The Influence of Religion upon American Muslim Mammography Beliefs and Practices.” Presentation at the 36th Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, San Antonio, TX, April 2015.

 

Alia Azmat

Research Intern

Presentations:

“Relationships between Religiosity and Delayed Healthcare Seeking among American Muslims.” Presentation at the 143rd American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, November 2015.

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Hina Muneeruddin

Research Intern

Hina Muneeruddin graduated from Northwestern University in 2014 with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Middle East Studies. She is currently pursuing her Master's Degree at Columbia University in the City of New York in Islamic Studies. 

 

Tala Radejko

Research Intern

Presentations:

“Relationships between Religiosity and Delayed Healthcare Seeking among American Muslims.” Presentation at the 143rd American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, November 2015.

 
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Hana Ahmed

Research Intern