Dr. Heba Eldoumi

Name: Heba Eldoumi

Email: [email protected]

Phone Number: 918-343-7645

Title: Assistant Professor

Department: Health Sciences

Office: Health Sciences, Room 109

Dr. Heba EldoumiDr. Heba Eldoumi is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Sciences at Rogers State University.

Education

Ph.D., May 2016, Human Nutritional Science Oklahoma State University. Dissertation: Healthy eating and physical activity among Arab Muslim mothers of young children living in the US: barriers and influences of culture, acculturation and religion

M.S., July 2010, Biochemistry Omar Al-Mukhtar University. Thesis: Cystatin C as an early indicator of diabetic nephropathy

B.S., July 2000, Chemistry (Concentration in Organic Chemistry) Omar Al-Mukhtar University

Teaching Experience

2017-Present

Assistant Professor in Nutrition, Rogers State University, Department of Health Science
Teach on-ground, blended/hybrid and online courses in Introduction to Nutrition and Nutrition Sports and Fitness
2013-2017

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Nutrition Department, Oklahoma State University
Taught “Principles of Human Nutrition” course with focus on functions of the nutrients in human life processes; nutrient relationship to health as a basis for food choices. Open to all University students.
2016-2017 & 2014-2015

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Nutrition Department, Oklahoma State University
Assisted with the “Food and the Human Environment” course with focus on the impact of the various factors that affect food availability, production, processing, distribution and consumption of food in the world; international cultures and foods; and challenges of and solutions to the world food crisis.
2013-2014

Instructor, English Language Institute at Wes Watkins Center, Oklahoma State University Taught the Interactive Module” course focused newly arrived international students to adapt to American life and to successfully complete their academic studies. Classes included students from different ethnicities from around the world including Arab, European and Asian ethnicities. Classes involved lectures to teach speaking, writing and communication skills using hands-on interaction activities as well as paper-based assignments and activities.
2011-2015

Graduate Research Assistant, Nutrition Sciences Department Laboratory, Oklahoma State University

Conducted/assisted with research that investigated the effect of functional foods on chronic disease (T2DM, Pre-diabetes, Obesity, Inflammation, Postmenopausal Osteoporosis) in mice and/or humans in clinical trials, and grant.
2009-2010

Lecturer/Instructor, Biochemistry and Food Science, Omar Al-Mukhtar University, Department of Chemistry.
Taught in both classroom and laboratory settings “Introduction to Biochemistry” and “Introduction to Food Sciences” to undergraduate students in the chemistry and food sciences departments.
2007-2009

Teaching Assistant, Organic chemistry and Biochemistry Laboratories in Chemistry Department, Omar Al-Mukhtar University.
Taught undergraduate students in Chemistry, Veterinary Medicine, Human Medicine and Pharmacy Departments

Languages

Fluent in Arabic and English languages equally (speak, write, read). Able to translate from Arabic to English and vis versa at an academic level.

Publications

Eldoumi H, Gates EG. (2017). Barriers of Culture, Acculturation and Religion on Nutrition Behaviors of Arab Muslim Mothers of Young Children in the US. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 49(7): S90. DOI10.1016/j.jneb.2017.05.155

Shirley Evans, S., Meister, M., Yuhas, M., Eldoumi, H., Janthachotikun, S.,Peterson, S., Payton, M., Perkins-Veazie, P., Smith, B., Lucas, E. (2017). Mango Supplementation Has No Effects on Inflammatory Mediators in Obese Adults. Nutrition and Metabolic Insights, 10. DOI10.1177/1178638817731770.

Babajide Ojo, B., Wu, L., Gou, X., Semkoff, J., Janthachotikun, S., Eldoumi, H., Peterson, S., Perkins- Veazie, P., Lin, D., Smith, B., & Lucas, E. (2015). Mango supplementation averts hepatic and cardiac mitochondrial dysfunction in C57BL6 mice fed a high fat diet. The FASEB Journal, 29(1), Supplement 130.2.

Evans, S., Meister, M., Mahmood, M., Eldoumi, H., Peterson, S., Perkins-Veazie, P., Clarke, S., Payton, M., Smith, B., & Lucas, E. (2014). Mango Supplementation Improves Blood Glucose in Obese Individuals. Nutrition and Metabolic Insights, 7, 77–84.

Conference Participation and Professional Development

Eldoumi H, Gates G. Healthy Eating and Physical Activity among Arab Muslim Mothers of Young Children Living in the US: Barriers and Influences of Culture, Acculturation and Religion. Oklahoma State University Virtual Research Poster Symposium, February 2017. Stillwater, OK.

Eldoumi H, Gates, G. Barriers of Culture, Acculturation and Religion on Nutrition Behaviors of Arab Muslim Mothers of Young Children in the US. The Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior Annual Meeting, July 2017. Washington DC.

Ojo B, Wu L, Gou X, Semkoff J, Janthachotikun SJ, Eldoumi H, Peterson S, Perkins-Veazie P, Lin D, Smith BJ, Lucas EA. Mango supplementation averts hepatic and cardiac mitochondrial dysfunction in mice fed a high-fat diet. Experimental Biology, March 2015; Boston, MA. Chosen for the American Society of Nutrition’s Emerging Leaders in Nutrition Science Poster Competition

Semkoff J, Evans S, Janthachotikun SJ, Eldoumi H, Mahmood M, Meister M, Payton M, Peterson S, Perkins-Veazie P, Clarke SL, Smith BJ, Lucas EA. The effects of mango supplementation on clinical parameters of prediabetic individuals. Experimental Biology, March 2015; Boston, MA

Ojo B, Wu L, Gou X, Semkoff J, Janthachotikun SJ, Eldoumi H, Peterson S, Perkins-Veazie P, Lin D, Smith BJ, Lucas EA. Mango supplementation averts hepatic and cardiac mitochondrial dysfunction in mice fed a high-fat diet. OSU Research Symposium, February 2015; Stillwater, OK.

Semkoff J, Evans S, Janthachotikun SJ, Eldoumi H, Mahmood M, Meister M, Payton M, Peterson S, Perkins-Veazie P, Clarke SL, Smith BJ, Lucas EA. The effects of mango supplementation on clinical parameters of prediabetic individuals. OSU Research Symposium, February 2015; Stillwater, OK.

Semkoff J, Evans S, Janthachotikun SJ, Eldoumi H, Mahmood M, Meister M, Payton M, Peterson S, Perkins-Veazie P, Clarke SL, Smith BJ, Lucas EA. The effects of mango supplementation on clinical parameters of prediabetic individuals. Oklahoma Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Symposium, April 3, 2014, Tulsa, OK.

Mahmood M, Castleberry K, Meister M, Eldoumi H, Peterson S, Ketz-Riley C, Perkins-Veazie P, Clarke SL, Smith BJ, Lucas EA. The effects of freeze-dried watermelon on bone parameters of ovariectomized mice. Experimental Biology, April 2014; San Diego, CA.

Eldoumi H, Meister M, Peterson S, Ketz-Riley C, Perkins-Veazie P, Clarke SL, Smith BJ, Lucas EA. The effects of freeze-dried mango on bone parameters of ovariectomized mice. Experimental Biology, April 2014; San Diego, CA.

Mahmood M, Castleberry K, Meister M, Eldoumi H, Peterson S, Ketz-Riley C, Perkins-Veazie P, Clarke SL, Smith BJ, Lucas EA. The effects of freeze-dried watermelon on bone parameters of ovariectomized mice. OSU Research Symposium, February 2014; Stillwater, OK.

Eldoumi H, Meister M, Peterson S, Ketz-Riley C, Perkins-Veazie P, Clarke SL, Smith BJ, Lucas EA. The effects of freeze-dried mango on bone parameters of ovariectomized mice. OSU Research Symposium, February 2014; Stillwater, OK.

Mahmood M, Castleberry K, Meister M, Eldoumi H, Ketz-Riley C, Perkins-Veazie, Clarke SL, Smith BJ, Lucas EA. The effects of freeze-dried watermelon on bone parameters of ovariectomized mice.

Oklahoma Skeletal Biology Symposium, November 4, 2013, Oklahoma City, OK.

Eldoumi H, Meister M, Peterson S, Ketz-Riley C, Perkins-Veazie, Clarke SL, Smith BJ, Lucas EA. The effects of freeze-dried mango on bone parameters of ovariectomized mice. Oklahoma Skeletal Biology Symposium, November 4, 2013, Oklahoma City, OK.

Evans SF, Meister M, Eldoumi H, Peterson S, Perkins-Veazie P, Clarke SL, Payton M, Smith BJ, Lucas EA. Effects of mango supplementation on clinical parameters of obese individuals. Harold Hamm Diabetes Center Research Symposium, October 2013, Oklahoma City, OK.

Evans S, Meister M, Peterson S, Eldoumi H, Perkins-Veazie, Clarke SL, Payton ME, Smith BJ, Lucas EA. Effects of mango supplementation on clinical parameters of obese individuals. Experimental Biology, April 2013; Boston, MA.

Mahmood M, Castleberry K, Meister M, Eldoumi H, Ketz-Riley C, Perkins-Veazie, Clarke SL, Smith BJ, Lucas EA. The effects of freeze-dried watermelon on bone parameters of ovariectomized mice.

Oklahoma Research Day, University of Central Oklahoma, March 12, 2013, Edmond, OK.

Eldoumi H, Meister M, Peterson S, Ketz-Riley C, Perkins-Veazie, Clarke SL, Smith BJ, Lucas EA. Effects of mango on bone parameters of ovariectomized mice. Oklahoma Research Day, University of Central Oklahoma, March 12, 2013, Edmond, OK.

Evans S, Meister M, Eldoumi H, Peterson S, Perkins-Veazie, Clarke SL, Payton ME, Smith BJ, Lucas EA. Effects of mango supplementation on clinical parameters of obese individuals. Oklahoma Research Day, University of Central Oklahoma, March 12, 2013, Edmond, OK.

Eldoumi H, Meister M, Peterson S, Ketz-Riley C, Perkins-Veazie, Clarke SL, Smith BJ, Lucas EA. Effects of mango on bone parameters of ovariectomized mice. Oklahoma State University Research Week, February 21, 2013, Stillwater, OK.

Evans S, Meister M, Eldoumi H, Peterson S, Perkins-Veazie, Clarke SL, Payton ME, Smith BJ, Lucas EA. Effects of mango supplementation on clinical parameters of obese individuals. Oklahoma State University Research Week, February 21, 2013, Stillwater, OK.

Invited Lectures

April 2018
Guest Speaker for the Women’s Soccer Team at Rogers State University to explain nutritional and physical activity needs for female athletes.

February 2017
Arab Muslim Mothers of Young Children Living in the US: Barriers and Influences of Healthy Eating and Physical Activity, Advanced Community Nutrition, Oklahoma State University.

March 2016
Middle Eastern Eating Patterns and Culture in Comparison with Western Diets and Habits, Food and the Human Environment, Oklahoma State University.

October 2015
Middle Eastern Eating Patterns and Culture in Comparison with Western Diets and Habits, Food and the Human Environment, Oklahoma State University.

Community Engagement

Head Start/Early Head Start United Community Action Program (UCAP) Policy Council
This council is made up of parents from all UCAP’S Early Head Start Centers and Representatives of the community. Members of the council review service plans, agency budgets, policies and procedures related to program service, conduct annual program checklist related to the services children and families receive; then report back to our center in Stillwater, OK. an overview of the meetings. Stillwater, OK (2017-2018).

Guest Speaker at Cap Tulsa Head Start and Preschool
“What Does Healthy Mean? and How Can I Be Healthy”. Included visual activities for students to plan a meal using ChooseMyPlate meal planning and recommendations. Tulsa OK, 2018

Training and Experience

  • Radiation Safety
  • The Collaborative IRB (Institutional Review Board) Training Initiative Program (CITI) Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)
  • Building EndNote Library (X6-version)
  • Research & Publication Ethics & Malpractice, Teaching Assistant workshop at Oklahoma State University Human research training required for IRB approval to conduct human-based studies
  • Attended forum for benefits and challenges of qualitative data collection and analysis.
  • Successfully completed the International Teaching Assistant (ITA) exam to allow me to teach in English- speaking classes in the university (2014).
  • Asked by the English Department Chair to record a video tutorial to be posted on the university website as an example of how to successfully pass the ITA exam (2014).
  • Knowledgeable in using Statistical Analytic Software (SAS) and Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) for statistical analysis.
  • Knowledgeable in using Qualtrics software for online data collection and analysis.
  • Attended the Center for Integrative Research on Childhood Adversity (CIRCA) Grant Writing Workshop featuring Dr. Jeff Parsons (2017)
  • Successfully completed training for teaching online/hybrid courses (2017)
  • In progress: Quality Matters Training for Hybrid and Online Course Faculty. Courses are set to be evaluated and certified by Quality Matters.

Honors, Awards & Professional Memberships

2017-2018
Nominated by Rogers State University students to be recognized on Professor Appreciation Day

2016-2017
Member of the Oklahoma State University Student Wellness Council

2016-present
Member of the Golden Key International Honour Society

2014-2017
Member of the Graduate Students in Nutritional Science Organization at Oklahoma State University

2013-present
Member of the American Society for Nutrition

2010-2016
Scholarship awarded from the Libyan Higher Education Ministry for completing a Doctoral degree in Nutritional Sciences

2006-2009
Scholarship awarded from the Libyan Higher Education Ministry for completing a Master’s Degree in Biochemistry