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Name: Amira Osman

Position: Senior Lecturer

Department: Nursing School 

Phone Number: +972-4-6927975

Email: amira.os@zefat.ac.il

Areas of Interest: Health Disparities, Tobacco Product Use, Tobacco Regulatory Science 

Biographical Info: I earned my B.A. in nursing and my MPH (Master of Public Health) from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. I completed my PhD in 2015 at the University of South Carolina in the United States. In my dissertation, I investigated the effects of multiple forms of ethnic discrimination on smoking outcomes among Arab men in Israel. Between 2016 and 2018, I completed a post-doctoral fellowship in tobacco regulatory science at the Center for Regulatory Research on Tobacco Communications at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.    

Research: Broadly, my research addresses the social determinants of health, including ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in tobacco use and other health outcomes. In recent years, my research focus has been on understanding patterns of tobacco use as well as tobacco product marketing and advertising influences on vulnerable populations such as youth, ethnic minorities, and socioeconomically disadvantaged groups.

Teaching: 

Instructor 

Introduction to Research Methods

Fall, 2018

Instructor 

Basic Concepts in Nursing 

Fall, 2018

Co-Instructor 

Interpersonal Communication I in Nursing 

Fall, 2018

Co-Instructor

Clinical Thinking and The Nursing Process 

Fall, 2018

Co-Instructor 

Research Methods for Master Level Students

Fall, 2018

Co-Instructor 

Evidence Based Nursing - Seminar 

Fall, 2018

Co-Instructor 

Introduction to Clinical Nursing 

Spring, 2019

Co-Instructor 

Physical Assessment 

Spring, 2019

Co-Instructor 

Interpersonal Communication II in Nursing 

Spring, 2019

 

Awards:

Breakthrough Graduate Scholar Award, the Office of the Vice President for Research, University of South Carolina, 2014   
Fulbright Scholarship, United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, 2010 – 2012 

Publications:

Osman, A., Kowitt, S., Ranney, L., Heck, C., & Goldstein, A. O. (2018). Trends and racial disparities in mono, dual, and poly use of tobacco products among youth. Nicotine and Tobacco Research: special issue on multiple tobacco product use, 20 (suppl_1), S22–S30. doi.org/10.1093/ntr/nty051


Osman, A., Kowitt, S., Sheeran, P., Kristen, J., Ranney, L., Goldstein, A. (2018). Information to improve public perceptions of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA’s) tobacco regulatory role. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15 (753). doi:10.3390/ijerph15040753

Osman, A., Thrasher, J. F., Yong, H. H., Arillo-Santillan, E., & Hammond, D. (2017). Disparagement of health warning labels on cigarette packages and smoking cessation: results from four countries. Health Education Research, 32 (16):524-536. doi.org/10.1093/her/cyx065


Osman, A., Daoud, N., Thrasher, J. F., Bell, B. A., & Walsemann, K. M. (2017). Ethnic Discrimination and Smoking-Related Outcomes among Former and Current Arab Male Smokers in Israel: The Buffering Effects of Social Support. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 20 (5),1094-1102. doi: 10.1007/s10903-017-0638-9

Osman, A., & Walsemann, K. M. (2017). Ethnic disparities in the onset and progression of functional limitations among Israeli middle-aged and older adults: Socioeconomic and health-related pathways. Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences, 72 (1), 140–150. doi: 10.1093/geronb/gbw007

Osman, A., Thrasher, J. F., Cayir, E., Hardin, J. W., Perez-Hernandez, R., & Froeliger, B. (2016). Depressive symptoms and responses to cigarette pack warning labels among Mexican smokers. Health Psychology, 35(5), 442-453.doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/hea0000298


Osman, A. & Walsemann, K. M. (2013). Ethnic disparities in disability among Israeli older adults: The role of socioeconomic disadvantage and traumatic life events. Journal of Aging and Health 25(3), 510-531. doi.org/10.1177/0898264313478653


Presentations:

Osman, A., Queen, T., Choi, K., Goldstein, A. O. Tobacco Product Coupon: receipt and use among adult smokers in the United States. Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT), February 21-42, 2018, Baltimore, MD, United States (Oral presentation).

Osman, A., Walsemann, K. M. Ethnic disparities in disability among middle-aged and older Israeli adults: The role of socioeconomic disadvantage and traumatic life events. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, October 27– 31, 2012, San Francisco, CA, United States (Oral presentation).

Osman, A., Walsemann, K. M. Ethnic disparities in functional disability among middle-aged and older Israeli adults: The role of socioeconomic disadvantage and lifetime adversity. Italian SHARE Users’ Conference, June 28-29, 2012, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Italy (Oral presentation).

 

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