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Dr. Wasef Na'amnih
Fields of Research
Dr. Wasef Na'amnih
School of Nursing Science

My main research fields are Evaluation of the burden, risk factors and disparities in communicable and non-communicable diseases

  • Epidemiology of infectious disease

  • Sero-epidemiological studies

  • Public Health

  • Health disparities

Short Bio

Dr. Na’amnih joined the MTA School of Nursing Science in October 2022 under appointment procedure to the rank of senior lecturer at the Academic College of Tel Aviv-Yaffo.

Dr. Na'amnih started her career as a nurse in the rehabilitation and trauma departments at Sourasky Medical Center. In 2008, he gets the position of deputy head nurse at the geriatric rehabilitation department in Sourasky Medical Center, Tel-Aviv. In 2008, he completed his master's degree in Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine (with distinction), and in 2018, he completed her Ph.D. degree (Mentors: Yehuda Carmeli and Prof. Dani Cohen) at the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University. Dr. Na’amnih completed a 2-year (2019-2021) postdoctoral fellowship in the laboratory of Prof. Khitam Muhsen at the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University.

Selected Publications

1. Na'amnih W, Muhsen K,   Tarabeia J, Saabneh A, Green MS. Trends in the gap in life expectancy between   Arabs and Jews in Israel between 1975 and 2004. International Journal of Epidemiology. 2010; 39(5):1324-1332. Doi: 10.1093/ije/dyq073.

2. Muhsen K, Na'amnih W, Lesser Y,   Volovik I, Cohen D, Shohat T. Determinates of underutilization of   amniocentesis among Israeli Arab women. Prenatal Diagnosis. 2010;   30:138-143.

3. Na'amnih W, Romano-Zelekha   O, Kabaha A, Rubin LP, Bilenko N, Jaber L, Honovich M, Shohat T. Continuous   decrease of consanguineous marriages among Arabs in Israel. American Journal of Human Biology. 2014; 27:94–98.

4. Blumenfeld O, Na'amnih W, Shapira-Daniels   A, Haklai Z, Lotan C, Shohat T, Shapira OM. Trends in Coronary   Revascularization and Ischemic Heart Disease-Related Mortality in Israel. Journal   of the American Heart Association. 2017; 6(2). Doi:10.1161/JAHA.116.004734.

5. Zung A, Na'amnih W, Bluednikov Y,   Mery N, Blumenfeld O, Israel IDDM Registry Study Group (IRRSG). The   proportion of familial cases of type 1 diabetes is increasing simultaneously   with the disease incidence: Eighteen years of the Israeli Pediatric Diabetes   Registry. Pediatric Diabetes. 2017;   19(4):693-698. Doi: 10.1111/pedi.12617.

6. Na'amnih W, Adler A,   Miller-Roll T, Cohen D, Carmeli Y. Incidence and Risk Factors for Community   and Hospital Acquisition of Clostridium difficile Infection in the Tel Aviv   Sourasky Medical Center. Infection   Control & Hospital Epidemiology. 2017; 38(8):912-920.

7. Na'amnih W, Adler A,   Miller-Roll T, Cohen D, Carmeli Y. Risk factors for recurrent Clostridium   difficile infection in a tertiary hospital in Israel. European   Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases. 2018; 37(7):1281-1288. Doi:   10.1007/s10096-018-3247-1.

8. Na'amnih W, Katz R, Goren   S, Ben-Tov A, Ziv-Baran T, Chodick G, Muhsen K. Correlates of gastroenterology health-services utilization among   patients with gastro-esophageal reflux disease: a large database analysis.   Israel Journal of Health Policy Research. 2019; 8(1):66. Doi:   10.1186/s13584-019-0335-3.

9. Na'amnih W*, Ben-Tov A*,   Bdair-Amsha A, Cohen Sh, Tzamir J, Chodick G, Muhsen K. Physicians' adherence   to management guidelines for H. pylori infection and gastroesophageal reflux   disease: a cross-sectional study. Israel Journal of Health Policy Research. 2020; 9:28.   doi: 10.1186/s13584-020-00389-y.

10. Na'amnih  W, Carmeli Y, Asato V, Goren S, Adler A, Cohen D, Muhsen k. Enhanced   Humoral Immune Responses against Toxin A and B of Clostridium   difficile is Associated with a Milder Disease Manifestation. Journal of Clinical Medicine. 2020;   10:9(10):3241. doi: 10.3390/jcm9103241.

11. Sagie S, Na'amnih W, Frej J, Alpert G, Muhsen K. Associations of psychosocial factors,   knowledge, attitudes and practices with hospitalizations in internal medicine   divisions in different population groups in Israel. International Journal   for Equity in Health. 2021 Apr; 20(1):105. doi: 10.1186/s12939-021-01444-z.

12. Muhsen K, Na'amnih W, Goldsmith R, Maya M, Zeidan N, Kassem E, Ornoy A. Associations of   Feeding Practices in Early Life and Dietary Intake at School Age with Obesity   in 10- to 12-Year-Old Arab Children. Nutrients. 2021 Jun; 13(6):2106. doi: 10.3390/nu13062106.

13. Muhsen K, Na'amnih W, Lapidot Y, Goren S,   Amir Y, Perlman S, Green MS, Chodick G, Cohen D. A nationwide analysis of   population group differences in the COVID-19 epidemic in Israel, February   2020–February 2021. The Lancet   Regional Health Europe. 2021 Aug; 7:100130.

14. Na'amnih W*, Kassem E*, Tannous S, Kagan V, Jbali A,   Hanukayev E, Freimann S, Obolski U, Muhsen K. Incidence and risk factors of   hospitalizations for respiratory syncytial virus among children aged less   than two years. Epidemiology and Infection. 2022 Feb; 2: 150:e45. doi:   10.1017/S0950268822000152.

15. Mari A, Na'amnih W, Gahshan A, Saied-Ahmad H, Khoury T, Muhsen   K. Comparison in Adherence to Treatment between Patients with Mild-Moderate   and Severe Reflux Esophagitis: A Prospective Study. Journal of Clinical Medicine. 2022 Jun; 11(11):3196. doi: 10.3390/jcm11113196.

16. Na'amnih W, Kassem E, Akawi A,   Abu-Moch A, Cohen R, Dror G, Muhsen K*, Ornoy A*. Associations of early-life   exposures and socioeconomic status with cognitive development at school age. Pediatrics and Neonatology.  2022 Nov. doi: 10.1016/j.pedneo.2022.06.015.

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