Dr. Leena A. Merdad

Dr. Leena A. Merdad

Assistant Professor
King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia


Highest Degree
Doctorate in Global Health and Population from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, USA

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Area of Interest:

Biomedical Sciences
100%
Epidemiology
62%
Medicine
90%
Surgery
75%
Dentistry
55%

Selected Publications

  1. Merdad, L., L. Aldakhil, R. Gadi, M. Assidi and S.Y. Saddick et al., 2017. Assessment of knowledge about biobanking among healthcare students and their willingness to donate biospecimens. BMC Med. Ethics, Vol. 18. 10.1186/s12910-017-0195-8.
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  2. Merdad, L. and A.A. El-Housseiny, 2017. Do children’s previous dental experience and fear affect their perceived oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL)? BMC Oral Health, Vol. 17. 10.1186/s12903-017-0338-9.
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  3. Elkhodary, H., D. Farsi, L. Merdad, N. Farsi and S. Alaki et al., 2017. Prevalence of obesity among preschool children and its relation with dental caries. J. Dentistry Oral Hyg., Vol. 9. 10.5897/JDOH2016.0216.
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  4. Alhazmi, K.S., T. El-Bialy, A.R. Afify, L.A. Merdad and A.H. Hassan, 2017. Ultrasound enhances dentoalveolar remodeling in an ex vivo orthodontic, ovariectomy-induced osteoporotic model. Ultrasound Med. Biol., 43: 1963-1974.
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  5. Al-Wassia, R.K., N.J. Farsi, L.A. Merdad and S.K. Hagi, 2017. Patterns, knowledge and barriers of mammography use among women in Saudi Arabia. Saudi Med. J., 38: 913-921.
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  6. Olwi, D., L. Merdad and E. Ramadan, 2016. Knowledge of genetics and attitudes toward genetic testing among college students in Saudi Arabia. Public Health Genom., 19: 260-268.
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  7. Mogaddam, M., I. Kamal, L. Merdad and N. Alamoudi, 2016. Knowledge, attitudes and behaviors of dentists regarding child physical abuse in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Child Abuse Neglect, 54: 43-56.
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  8. Merdad, L., K. Hill and M. Levin, 2016. Data on survival of recent births as a source of child mortality estimates in the developing world: An assessment of census data. Population Stud., 70: 345-358.
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  9. Farsi, D.J., H.M. Khodary, L.A. Merdad, N.M. Farsi and S.M. Alaki et al., 2016. Prevalence of obesity in elementary school children and its association with dental caries. Saudi Med. J., 37: 1387-1394.
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  10. Alsaggaf, M.A., S.O. Wali, R.A. Merdad and L.A. Merdad, 2016. Sleep quantity, quality, and insomnia symptoms of medical students during clinical years: Relationship with stress and academic performance. Saudi Med. J., 37: 173-182.
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  11. Al-Bazi, S., M.A. Abbassy, A.S. Bakry, L.A. Merdad and A.H. Hassan, 2016. Effects of chlorhexidine (gel) application on bacterial levels and orthodontic brackets during orthodontic treatment. J. Oral Sci., 58: 35-42.
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  12. Mogaddam, M., I. Kamal, L. Merdad, N. Alamoudi, O. El Meligy and D. El-Derwi, 2015. Prevalence of child abuse in Saudi Arabia from 2000 to 2015: A review of the literature. Oral Hyg. Health, Vol. 3. 10.4172/2332-0702.1000189.
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  13. Awan, B.A., O.A. Samargandi, H.A. Alghamdi, A.A. Sayegh, Y.J. Hakeem, L. Merdad and A.A. Merdad, 2015. The desire to utilize postmastectomy breast reconstruction in Saudi Arabian women: Predictors and barriers. Saudi Med. J., 36: 304-309.
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  14. Merdad, R.A., L.A. Merdad, R.A. Nassif, D. El-Derwi and S.O. Wali, 2014. Sleep habits in adolescents of Saudi Arabia; distinct patterns and extreme sleep schedules. Sleep Med., 15: 1370-1378.
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  15. Merdad, L., K. Hill and W. Graham, 2013. Improving the measurement of maternal mortality: The sisterhood method revisited. PloS One, Vol. 8. 10.1371/journal.pone.0059834.
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  16. Farsi, N., L. Merdad and S. Mirdad, 2013. Caries risk assessment in preschool children in Saudi Arabia. Oral Health Prevent. Dentistry, 11: 271-280.
  17. Merdad, L.A., M.S. Al-Zahrani and J.M.A. Farsi, 2007. Smoking habits among Saudi female university students: Prevalence, influencing factors and risk awareness. Ann. Saudi Med., 27: 366-369.
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  18. Bonnelye, E., L. Merdad, V. Kung and J.E. Aubin, 2001. The orphan nuclear estrogen receptor-related receptor α (errα) is expressed throughout osteoblast differentiation and regulates bone formation in vitro. J. Cell Biol., 153: 971-984.
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