Self-management of life-style related chronic disease and associated symptoms

Self-management of life-style related chronic disease and associated symptoms

Maher El-Masri

Professor

Contact

maher.elmasri@wayne.edu
313-577-1607

Self-management of life-style related chronic disease and associated symptoms

The goal of my research is to empower individuals with lifestyle related chronic disease to live well through behavioral interventions that will enable them to self-manage their conditions and associated symptoms.

Program of Research

Dr. Maher El-Masri's research program focuses on the study of self-management of lifestyle related chronic diseases (e.g., obesity, prediabetes, and diabetes) and their associated symptoms. He is especially interested in the study of (a) the role of stress in the development of lifestyle related chronic diseases (b) and the impact of innovative behavioral interventions on self-management of these conditions and their associated symptoms.  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 role of family support in self-care and self-worth in patients with type 2 diabetes.

Populations of interests

  • Individuals with lifestyle related chronic diseases across the lifespan
  • Minorities
  • Under-served and under-represented populations

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