Dania Abu-Alhaija

Dania Mohammad Ali Abu-Alhaija

Asst Professor

University of Cincinnati College of Nursing
3110 Vine Street Room, Procter Hall Room 225
Cincinnati, Ohio 45221
Phone (513) 558- 5147
Email dania.abu-alhaija@uc.edu

Professional Summary

Dania Abu-Alhaija is as an Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) at the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing in the Population Health Sciences Department. She obtained the PhD Degree in Nursing from the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing. Her research interests are related to occupational health nursing, health promotion and disease prevention in the adult population, and cancer prevention. Dr. Abu-Alhaija is licensed to work as a Registered Nurse in Jordan since 2009 and in the United States since 2018. Her work experiences include working in acute- and floor-levels medical-surgical departments and research and academic settings. Dr. Abu-Alhaija has experience in teaching undergraduate and graduate nursing students in both clinical and didactic courses. 

Education

PhD in Nursing: University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, 2021 (Occupational Health Nursing, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention)

Bachelor of Science in Nursing: Jordan University of Science and Technology Irbid, Jordan, 2009 (General Nursing )

Positions and Work Experience

08-15-2022 -To Present Assistant Professor (Tenure Track), University of Cincinnati College of Nursing., Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

11-2022 -08-2022 Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Cincinnati College of Nursing., Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

01-2022 -08-2022 Adjunct Instructor, Graduate Program , University of Cincinnati College of Nursing., Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

08-2021 -11-2021 Registered Nurse , UC Health/University of Cincinnati Medical Center., Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

10-2010 -08-2017 Clinical Nurse Trainer , Jordan University of Science and Technology Faculty of Nursing., Irbid, Jordan

12-2009 -10-2010 Registered Nurse , King Abdullah University Hospital., Irbid, Jordan

Research Support

Grant: #T42-OH008432-16 Investigators:Bhattacharya, T., A., Davis, K., Smith, C. R., Kim, J., Freeman, A., Reichard, J., & Bloomer, J. 2022 -2026 .Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety. Education and Research Center Competitive Renewal. Role:Co-I. $9,000,000. Active

Investigators:Abu-Alhaija, D., Gillespie, G., & Miller, E. 07-2022 -06-2023 .Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety through the University of Cincinnati Education and Research Center. Factors and strategies influencing chemotherapy safety among oncology nurses. Role:PI. $5,680. Active Type:Grant

Investigators:Abu-Alhaija, D. & Gillespie, G. 03-2022 -12-2022 .Medique Product Research Grant through American Association of Occupational Health Nurses. Healthcare workers’ level of adherence to COVID-19 precautionary guidelines and their attitude toward the adherence to these guidelines post-vaccination. Role:PI. $1,500. Completed Type:Grant

Grant: #T42OH008432. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health through the Targeted Research Training Program of the University of Cincinnati Education and Research Center . Role:Fellow. Completed Type:Fellowship

Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

Abu-Alhaija, Dania M; Johnson, Kimberly D (2023. ) The emergency nurse responses to triage interruptions and how these responses are perceived by patients: An observational, prospective study.International emergency nursing, , 67 ,101251 More Information

Abu-Alhaija, Dania; Bakas, Tamilyn; Shaughnessy, Elizabeth; Miller, Elaine (2023. ) The Factors That Influence Chemotherapy Exposure Among Nurses: An Integrative Review.Workplace health & safety, , 21650799221140583 More Information

Abu-Alhaija, Dania; Miller, Elaine; Bakas, Tamilyn; Shaughnessy, Elizabeth (2022. ) The Development and the Content Validation of the Oncology Nurses Health Behaviors Determinants Scale.Seminars in oncology nursing, , 38 (6 ) ,151317 More Information

Miller, Elaine T; Abu-Alhaija, Dania M (2019. ) Cultural Influences on Pain Perception and Management.Pain management nursing : official journal of the American Society of Pain Management Nurses, , 20 (3 ) ,183-184 More Information

Miller, Elaine T; Abu-Alhaija, Dania M (2019. ) Importance of Interdisciplinary Pain Management.Pain management nursing : official journal of the American Society of Pain Management Nurses, , 20 (2 ) ,91-92 More Information

Abu-Alhaija, Dania M; Gillespie, Gordon L (2022. ) Critical Clinical Events and Resilience Among Emergency Nurses in 3 Trauma Hospital-Based Emergency Departments: A Cross-Sectional Study.Journal of emergency nursing, , 48 (5 ) ,525-537 More Information

Abu-Alhaija, Dania M; Gillespie, Gordon Lee (2024. ) Healthcare Workers' Adherence and Attitudes Toward the Adherence to COVID-19 Precautionary Guidelines Post-Vaccination: A Cross-Sectional Pilot Study.Workplace health & safety, , 72 (5 ) ,170-177 More Information

Abu-Alhaija, Dania; Miller, Elaine; Shaughnessy, Elizabeth; Bakas, Tamilyn (2023. ) Psychometric Testing of the Oncology Nurses Health Behaviors Determinants Scale: A Cross-Sectional Study.Seminars in oncology nursing, , 39 (6 ) ,151515 More Information

Abu-Alhaija, Dania M; Matibiri, Paidamoyo; Brittingham, Kyle; Wulsin, Victoria; Davis, Kermit G; Huston, Thomas; Gillespie, Gordon (2023. ) The Factors Associated with the Development of COVID-19 Symptoms among Employees in a U.S. Healthcare Institution.International journal of environmental research and public health, , 20 (12 ) , More Information

Miller, Elaine L; Abu-Alhaija, Dania (2020. ) Partnering with Family Caregivers in Pain Management.Pain management nursing : official journal of the American Society of Pain Management Nurses, , 21 (3 ) ,223-224 More Information

Presentations

Poster Presentations

Abu-Alhaija, D., Gillespie, G., Miller, E. (2022. ) Factors and strategies influencing chemotherapy safety among oncology nurses .University of Cincinnati Education and Research Center Annual Symposium, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States. . Level:Local

Gillespie, G., Davis, K., Abu-Alhaija, D. (01-11-2022. ) Workplace violence in community health settings: A project proposal .University of Cincinnati Education and Research Center Annual Student Research Findings Symposium, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States. . Level:Local

Lecture

Abu-Alhaija, D. (02-17-2022. ) Conducting and writing an integrative review .Cincinnati, Ohio, United States. UC. Level:Local

Paper Presentations

Miller, E. T., Abu-Alhaija, D. M. (03-2019. ) University of Chiba, Japan. Level:International

Abu-Alhaija, D., Bakas, T., Shaughnessy, E., Miller, E. (04-26-2022. ) The factors that influence chemotherapy exposure among nurses: An integrative review .Cleveland, Ohio, United States.

Honors and Awards

10-2022 .Distinguished Poster Presentation Award. University of Cincinnati Education and Research Center symposium. Status:Recipient

2021 .Outstanding PhD Student Award. University of Cincinnati College of Nursing

08-2017 -04-2021 .Graduate Assistantship Award. the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing.

2009 .Honored by Her Royal Highness Princess Muna Al-Hussein for being the first-Rank holder of the 21st batch which ended at the end of the academic year 2008-2009.

Service

(University of Cincinnati Institutional Review Board. ) Member Type:University/College Service Level:University 01-2023 -To Present

University of Cincinnati (Middle East and North Africa strategy group. ) Member Type:University/College Service Level:University 08-2022 -To Present

Jordan University of Science and Technology. (First Aid Orientation Workshop. ) Other Type:University/College Service Level:University 2014

University of Cincinnati College of Nursing. (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Accountability group. ) Member Type:University/College Service Level:College 08-2022 -To Present

University of Cincinnati College of Nursing. (Research and Scholarly Activities Council. ) Co-Chair Type:University/College Service Level:College 08-2022 -To Present

University of Cincinnati College of Nursing. (International Future Nurse Leaders Association. ) Member Type:University/College Service Level:College 2020 -To Present

Ohio Association of Occupational Health Nurses. Member Type:Service to Professional Associations Level:State 2023 -To Present

American Association of Occupational Health Nurses. Member Type:Service to Professional Associations Level:National 2022 -To Present

Ohio Nurses Association. Member Type:Service to Professional Associations Level:State 2021 -To Present

Pain Management Nursing Journal. Reviewer Type:Other Level:Prof. Org. 2018 -To Present

Journal of Nursing Measurement. Reviewer Type:Other Level:Prof. Org. 2022 -To Present

JOINT Rapid Health Facility Assessment, organized by Ministry of Health, World Health Organization with International Advisory, Products and Systems in collaboration with the MGH/ Harvard University and Jordan University of Science & Technology. Other Type:Other Level:International 2013

University of Cincinnati Education and Research Center Pilot Research Project Training Program Grant. Reviewer Type:Grant Panel Level:University 05-2023

Keywords

Occupational health, Occupational safety, Nurse, Healthcare workers, Chemotherapy exposure, Instrument development, Psychometric testing.

Contact Information

Academic - University of Cincinnati College of Nursing
3110 Vine Street Room, Procter Hall Room 225
Cincinnati  Ohio, 45221
Phone: (513) 558- 5147
dania.abu-alhaija@uc.edu