Maher El-Masri, PhD, RN, FAAN
Maher El-Masri, PhD, RN, FAAN
Dr. Maher El-Masri is a former Fulbright Scholar who currently serves as a Professor at Wayne State University, College of Nursing. Prior to joining Wayne State University, he served as a Professor and Research Leadership Chair at the University of Windsor, Faculty of Nursing - Canada (2002 - 2019) and was a Visiting Scholar at the University of North Dakota, College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines (2012-2019). He also served as a Research Professor in the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University - Canada (2010-2019) and is a Visiting Scholar with Koc University in Turkey. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Journal of Nursing Research since 2015.
His current research program focuses on the study of self-management of lifestyle related chronic diseases (e.g., prediabetes, diabetes, and obesity) and their associated symptoms and experiences. He currently studies the physical and behavioral impact that stress reduction may have on the prevention and control of prediabetes. He is also interested in the study of how ethnocultural and socioeconomic disparities impact self-management of lifestyle related chronic illnesses. Previously, Dr. El-Masri investigated infection control in acute care settings.
Dr. El-Masri has an extensive experience in the teaching of clinical epidemiology, quantitative research methods, and applied biostatistics for nursing and other allied health students. In addition to his research publications, Dr. El-Masri published on clinical and quantitative research methodology. In his role as a research methodologist, he collaborated with clinicians and academics from nursing and other health disciplines on a wide range of clinical and health services research studies. He enjoys providing research mentorship and support to graduate students and emerging nursing scholars.
PhD: The University of Maryland at Baltimore, School of Nursing (2003)
MS: The University of Maryland at Baltimore, School of Nursing (1998)
RN - BSc.N: AlQuds University, The Arab Colleges of Medical Professions (1991)
Assoc. Degree: The Baptist School of Allied Health Sciences (1988)
Dr. Maher El-Masri's research program focuses on the study of self-management of lifestyle related chronic diseases (e.g., prediabetes, diabetes, and obesity) and their associated symptoms and experiences. He is especially interested in the study of (a) the role of stress in the development of lifestyle related chronic diseases and (b) the impact of innovative behavioral interventions on self-management of these conditions and their associated symptoms. He currently collaborates with colleagues from psychology, pharmacy, nutritional sciences, and nursing to study the effectiveness of an innovative stress management approach on the prevention and control of prediabetes. He is also interested in the study of how ethnocultural and socioeconomic disparities impact self-management of lifestyle related illnesses. His PhD students are studying the association that family support has with self-care and self-worth in patients with type 2 diabetes.
Previously, Dr. El-Masri investigated infection control in acute care settings. In his role as a research methodologist, he collaborated with clinicians and academics from nursing and other health disciplines on a wide range of clinical and health services research studies.
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Peer Reviewed Publications (2016-2020)
* Student mentorship; © Original Research
El-Masri, MM. & Roux G. (2020). Investment in Peer Review is an Investment in the Future of Nursing. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research. (In-press).
©El-Masri, MM., Omar, A., Bornais, J., Crawley., J. (2020). Predictors of Non-urgent Emergency Visits at a Midsize Community-based Hospital System. Journal of Emergency Nursing. (In-press).
©Reid, C., Ralph, J., Ziefle, K., & El-Masri, MM. (2020). High-fidelity Simulation and Clinical Judgment of Nursing Students in a Maternal-Newborn Course. Western Journal of Nursing Research. (In press).
©Bornais, J., Crawley, J. & El-Masri, MM. (2020). ‘One Stop’: Examining the reasons patients use the Emergency Department for non-urgent care and the barriers they faced. Journal of Emergency Nursing. In Press - Published ahead of pront: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jen.2019.08.007
Sidani, S., Fox, M., & El-Masri, MM. (2020). Guidance for the reporting of an intervention’s theory. Research and Theory for Nursing Practice. 34(1):35-48. http://dx.doi.org/10.1891/1541.65188.8.131.52
©El Nekidy, WS., El-Masri, MM., Ghazi, I., Soong, D. (2019). Factors predicting vanomycin therapy outcomes in hemodialysis outpatients and the role of the nephrology stewardship pharmacist. Hemodialysis International. In Press.
*©El-Masri, MM., El Nekidy, WS., Soong, D., & Kadri, Albert (2019). Efficacy of Alteplase 1 mg versus 2 mg dose in restoring hemodialysis catheter function: A randomized double-blind controlled study. Nephrology. (Published online ahead of print). DOI:10.1111/nep.13631
*©Mowbray, F., Omar, A., Pfaff, K. & El-Masri, MM. (2019). Exploring the factors associated with non-urgent Emergency Department utilization by individuals with mental illness. Journal of Research in Nursing. In Press
*Mowbray, F., Fox-Wasylyshyn, S., & El-Masri, MM. (2019). Univariate outliers: A conceptual overview for the nurse researcher. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research. 51(1):31-37. doi:10.1177/0844562118786647
Marrocco, A., & El-Masri. MM. (2019). Doctor of Nursing Practice in academia: Lessons from the American experience. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, 51(2) 51–52. https://doi.org/10.1177/0844562118825326
El-Masri, MM. & Mowbray, F. (2018). Outline of data collection, management, entry, and analysis. In Korniewicz, D. Conducting the DNP Project. Springer Publishing Co.
©Kadri, A. El-Masri, MM., Ibrahim, MJ., Bassett, C., & Dziamarski, N. (2018). Cost-effectiveness of a community based innovative model of multi-disciplinary chronic kidney disease care. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Nephrology. 3(8). 1-8. Doi:10.21767/2472-5056.100059
El-Masri, MM. & Fox-Wasylyshyn, S. (2018). Writing for Quantitative Research Publication: A brief Outline. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research. 50(2). 83-90. doi:10.1177/0844562118769202
*©Petruniak, L., El-Masri, MM. Fox-Wasylyshyn, SM. (2018). Exploring the predictors of Emergency Department triage acuity assignments in patients with sepsis. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research. 50(2). 81-88. doi:10.1177/0844562118769178
El-Masri, MM., & Fox-Wasylyshyn, SM. (2017). Preparing a publishable research manuscript: Practical guidelines. Canadian Nurse. 114(06). 20 – 23.
*©Blaszak, M., El-Masri, MM., Hirmiz, K., et al. (2017). Survival of patients with pancreatic cancer treated with varied modalities: A single centre study. Molecular and Clinical Epidemiology. 6(4):583-588. doi:10.3892/mco.2017.1179.
*©Thiele, D., Ralph, J., El-Masri, M., & Anderson, C. (2017). Vitamin D3 Supplementation during Pregnancy and Lactation Improves Vitamin D Status of the Mother/Infant Dyad. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic & Neonatal Nursing (JOGNN). 46, 135–147.
©El-Nekeidy, WS., El-Masri, MM., Greg, S., & Dehoorne-Smith, M. (2016). Predicting maintenance doses of vancomycin for hospitalized patients undergoing hemodialysis. Canadian Journal of Hospital Pharmacy. 69(5). 341-347.
Hamm, C., Kulkarni, S., Gupta, R.., …..El-Masri, MM. (2016). Early stage triplenegative breast cancer has significantly better outcomes than more advances disease: A single centre retrospective review. Journal of Cancer Therapy. 7, 665-674. doi:10.4236/jct.2016.710069
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