School of Nursing

Human Health Building, Room 3027
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
(location map)
(248) 370-4253
M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m. closed daily 12 p.m.-1 p.m.


Suha AL-OBalli Kridli, PhD, RN

Suha AL-OBalli Kridli, PhD, RN

Associate Professor 
2004 Human Health Building 
Phone: (248) 364-8773


Dr. Kridli is an active researcher in the area health beliefs and practices of Middle Eastern population with a focus on diabetes and childhood obesity. She was recently funded by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan to conduct an intervention study, in Dearborn schools, titled ”Improving Health Behaviors of Arab American Youth.” She is especially interested in the international aspect of nursing such as conducting international research in Jordan and Qatar, serving on International PhD dissertations and developing international collaborative relationships with other universities. She teaches research at the graduate and undergraduate levels as well as diversity and vulnerable populations courses. She recently developed an offered a Global Health course for the honors College. 

  • PhD, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1997 
  • MSN, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1994 
  • BSN, University of Jordan-Amman, 1991 
  • Women’s Health 
  • Health Promotion 
  • Obesity & Diabetes 
  • Family Planning 
  • Health Promotion 
  • Middle Eastern Health Beliefs and Practices 
  • Diabetes 
  • Introduction to Professional Nursing 
  • Diversity and Social Issues 
  • Research 
  • American Arab Nurses Association 
  • Michigan Board of Nursing 
  • Midwest Nursing Research Society 
  • Sigma Theta Tau
  • Kridli, S. (2010). Health Beliefs and Practices of Muslim Women during Ramadan. MCN The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing (Accepted).
  • Zenzen, W., & Kridli, S. (2009). An Integrative Review of School Based Childhood Obesity prevention Programs. Journal of Pediatric Health Care. 23(4), 242-258. 
  • Kridli, S., Herman, W., Brown, M., Fakhouri, H., & Jaber, L. (2006). The Epidemiology of Diabetes and Its Risk Factors Among Chaldean Americans. Ethnicity and Disease. 16, 351-356.