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Nadeem is a Lebanese-American born and raised in Toledo, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in History from Harvard University and MD from Boston University School of Medicine. He completed Internal Medicine Residency in the Global Health track at Stanford University School of Medicine and is now a Clinical Instructor in Stanford's Department of Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine. He is also pursuing a Master of Public Health at Berkeley in preparation for a career in Primary Care and Population Health. His goals are to assist patients with living healthy lifestyles and managing complex medical conditions, to improve health equity for underserved populations domestically and globally, focusing on immigrants and refugees, and to promote care based on a comprehensive understanding of social determinants of health.

Academic Appointments

  • Clinical Instructor, Medicine
  • Clinical Instructor, Medicine


All Publications

  • Correction: Knowledge About COVID-19 Among Adults in China: Cross-sectional Online Survey. Journal of medical Internet research Yu, F. n., Geldsetzer, P. n., Meierkord, A. n., Yang, J. n., Chen, Q. n., Jiao, L. n., Abou-Arraj, N. E., Pan, A. n., Wang, C. n., Bärnighausen, T. n., Chen, S. n. 2021; 23 (5): e30100


    [This corrects the article DOI: 10.2196/26940.].

    View details for DOI 10.2196/30100

    View details for PubMedID 33979299

  • Knowledge about Coronavirus Disease 2019 among adults in China: A cross-sectional online survey. Journal of medical Internet research Yu, F. n., Geldsetzer, P. n., Meierkord, A. n., Yang, J. n., Chen, Q. n., Jiao, L. n., Abou-Arraj, N. E., Pan, A. n., Wang, C. n., Bärnighausen, T. n., Chen, S. n. 2021


    A detailed understanding of the public's knowledge and perceptions of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) could inform governments' public health actions in response to the pandemic.The aim of this study was to determine the knowledge and perceptions of COVID-19 among adults in China, and its variation among provinces and by sociodemographic characteristics.Between 8 May 2020 and 8 June 2020, we conducted a cross-sectional online survey among adults in China who were registered with the private survey company KuRunData. We set a target sample size of 10,000 adults, aiming to sample 300-360 adults from each province in China. Participants were asked 25 questions that tested their knowledge about COVID-19, including measures to prevent infection, common symptoms, and recommended care-seeking behavior. We disaggregated responses by age, sex, education, province, household income, rural-urban residency, and whether or not a participant had a family member, friend, or acquaintance who they know to have been infected with SARS-CoV-2. All analyses used survey sampling weights.5,079 men and 4,921 women completed the questionnaire and were included in the analysis. Out of 25 knowledge questions, participants answered a mean and median of 21.4 (95% CI: 21.3-21.4) and 22 (IQR: 20 - 23) questions correctly, respectively. 83.4% (95% CI: 82.7%-84.1%) of participants answered four-fifths or more of the questions correctly. For at least one of four ineffective prevention measures (using a hand dryer, regular nasal irrigation, gargling mouthwash, and taking antibiotics), 68.9% (95% CI: 68.0%-69.8%) of participants answered that it was an effective method to prevent a SARS-CoV-2 infection. While knowledge overall was similar across provinces, the percent of participants who answered the question on recommended care-seeking behavior correctly varied from 47.0% (95% CI: 41.4%-52.7%) in Tibet to 87.5% (95% CI: 84.1%-91.0%) in Beijing. Within provinces, participants who were male, middle-aged, residing in urban areas, and had higher household income tended to answer a higher proportion of the knowledge questions correctly.This online study of individuals across China suggests that the majority of the population has good knowledge of COVID-19. However, a significant proportion still holds misconceptions or incorrect beliefs about prevention methods and recommended healthcare-seeking behaviors, especially in rural areas and some less wealthy provinces in Western China. This study can inform the development of tailored public health policies and promotion campaigns by identifying knowledge areas for which misconceptions are comparatively common and provinces that have relatively low knowledge.

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  • Interventions to Reduce Ethnic and Racial Disparities in Dyslipidemia Management. Current treatment options in cardiovascular medicine Chang, A. Y., Abou-Arraj, N. E., Rodriguez, F. n. 2019; 21 (5): 24


    Race and ethnicity are associated with disparities in risk assessment, screening, patient awareness, treatment, and control of dyslipidemia and can contribute to worsened cardiovascular outcomes. This review summarizes these gaps in care and highlights recent interventions aimed at reducing them.Disparities in dyslipidemia diagnosis and treatment are well documented among certain racial and ethnic minority groups. Less is known about dyslipidemia among Hispanics, Asians, and Native Americans/Pacific Islanders, who have significant heterogeneity in cardiovascular risk and outcomes. Programs to reduce inequalities have focused on targeted risk assessment, improved screening practices, statin adherence-enhancing policies, culturally inclusive risk factor modification campaigns, and multidisciplinary treatment teams, with variable success. Interventions to reduce racial/ethnic disparities in dyslipidemia are important at all phases of care. Nevertheless, initiatives concentrating on single elements of the lipid treatment cascade were generally less effective at improving clinical endpoints than those that comprehensively addressed multiple phases. Moreover, there was a disproportionately greater number of published studies analyzing patient-facing lifestyle-based risk factor modifications than other types of interventions. Future investigations should focus on understudied populations such as disaggregated Hispanic, Asian, and Native American populations. Additionally, innovative strategies utilizing information technology and provider-facing programs are needed.

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