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Hind A. Baydoun , PhD

    • Title:
    • Assistant Professor

    • Role:
    • Faculty

    • Faculty Appointments:
    • Assistant Professor - Epidemiology

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    • Focus Areas:
    • Reproductive, Chronic Disease, and Social Epidemiology

    • Office Location:
    • Lester Hall

    • Undergraduate Education:
    • American University of Beirut, BS in Biology, 1993

      American University of Beirut, BS in Nutrition and Dietetics, 1995

    • Graduate Education:
    • American University of Beirut, MPH in Epidemiology and Biostatistics

    • Postdoctoral Education:
    • Medical Education:
    • University of Iowa, Ph.D. in Epidemiolgy, 2009

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    • Research Interests:
    • Obesity
      Insulin Resistance
      Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
      Gestational Diabetes
      Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy
      Postpartum Depression
      Injury and Violence
      Endocrine Disruptors
      Reproductive Cancers

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    • Bio:
    • Dr. Baydoun is an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology in the Graduate Program in Public Health at Eastern Virginia Medical School. She holds two BS degrees (Biology (July 1993), Nutrition & Dietetics (July 1995)) and an MPH (Epidemiology and Biostatistics (July 1998)) degree from the American University of Beirut as well as a PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Iowa (December 2009). She has nearly six years of experience teaching basic and advanced courses in epidemiology and mentoring students through their MPH practicum projects. In addition, she has nearly ten years of work experience in the field of epidemiology and is actively involved in the design and implementation of independent and collaborative research in various clinical settings. Her main area of research interest is in reproductive, chronic disease and social epidemiology. Before joining the PhD program at the University of Iowa, she was actively involved in the design, implementation and dissemination of research projects by the National Collaborative Perinatal and Neonatal Network in Beirut, Lebanon. As a doctoral student, she was involved in management and analysis of data from two case-control studies, namely the Iowa Health in Pregnancy Study and the Study of Pregnancy Hypertension in Iowa. For her dissertation work, she carried out a cross-sectional study of intimate partner violence in women seeking elective abortion services at a family planning clinic in Iowa. Her dissertation work was funded by the 2005 Injury Prevention Research Center Pilot Grant, the 2006 Office of the Vice President for Research – Social Sciences Funding Program and the 2006 Heartland Center Occupational Injury Prevention Fellowship at the University of Iowa. As a faculty member, she was the principal investigator on several research projects that required the collection of survey and medical records data. She also has experience with the analysis of national survey data, including the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (NHANES), the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring Surveys (PRAMS), the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) and the Canadian Maternity Experience Survey (MES). In recent years, she has collaborated on several fertility and cancer-related research projects with faculty members from Eastern Virginia Medical School and Old Dominion University. She also collaborates with the National Institute on Aging on the analysis of two cohort studies, namely the Baltimore Longitudinal Study on Aging (BLSA) and the Healthy Aging in Neighborhoods of Diversity Across the Lifespan Study (HANDLS). To date, she has 74 articles published, in press or accepted for publication in peer-reviewed journals and 50 abstracts presented at local, national and international conferences. Several of her publications are in high-impact factor journals (i.e. 3 or better), and so far her publications have been cited 700+ times (see Scopus). She is also the director of the Epibiocore consulting services at Eastern Virginia Medical School and serves on two institution-wide committees (1st Thursday Institutional Review Board and the Continuing Medical Education committees) and as the Chairperson for one MPH-specific committee (Program Planning and Evaluation committee). Finally, she serves as an ad-hoc reviewer for 33 peer-reviewed medical or public health journals and as a member of 6 professional societies.